UPDATED: New Haven woman’s death ruled a homicide, son in custody
UPDATED: This story has been updated with information on the victim’s son’s arrest.
The death of a woman found Saturday afternoon in her New Haven home has been ruled a homicide and her son is in custody on a domestic violence charge.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Heidi A. Colley, 61.
The New Haven Police Department was sent to her home in the 1600 block of Sherbrook Drive to check on her well-being. They found Colley inside the home at around 2:45 p.m. Saturday; medics arrived and pronounced her dead at the scene.
Colley died from blunt-force trauma to her head, according to the coroner’s office. Her death has been ruled the 35th homicide in Allen County in 2017.
Colley’s son, Chad Ingram, 42, was also inside the home when officers arrived and is considered a person of interest in her death, according to New Haven Police detective Kevin Hamrick. Ingram is currently being held in the Allen County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond on two preliminary felony domestic battery with previous battery conviction charges, a Level 5 and Level 6 charge, while detectives continue their investigation.
Ingram is scheduled to appear in Allen Superior Court on Thursday.
Colley’s death remains under investigation by the New Haven Police Department, the Allen County prosecutor’s office and the coroner’s office.