Mayor Tim Haak's Monthly Update
In case you missed it, below is a statement I made regarding the homicide investigation.
It has been an extremely difficult week for Zionsville with the homicide investigation that began on April 28.
I want to thank the Zionsville Police Department, Boone County Homicide Task Force, Boone County prosecutor's office and our public safety partners for their hard work. Safety has always been, and will always be, a priority for the town.
When neighbors come together and have a comfortable relationship with police officers, there is a better chance of fighting crime. Chief Knox and the entire department make it a priority to engage with the community through various monthly events and speaking engagements with residents, HOAs, organizations and businesses.
Our officers have always regularly patrolled our parks and trails, but you may see increased patrols on the Big-4 Rail Trail. Feel free to show the officers your support if you see them on your daily walks.
We hope you continue to use the trail, one of our most valued assets, but follow the advice of Chief Knox and carry a cell phone, use the "buddy system," know the parks and trails hours (sunrise to sunset) and always report something that doesn't seem right. In the future, as part of our process for expanding the Big-4 Rail Trail both north and south, we plan to add wayfinding signs/mile markers along that trail with specific location identifiers so emergency personnel can easily find a person (similar to the trail signs in Starkey Park).
I know there are a lot of questions regarding this investigation. Out of respect to the integrity of the investigation, please know that the entire Zionsville Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, along with multiple agencies, are on track with where they need to be in this investigation.