Family cannot explain son’s brutal death

Richmond police investigate death of 17 year old. (WDTN Photo)
Richmond police investigate death of 17 year old. (WDTN Photo)

RICHMOND, In. (WDTN) – Richmond police are investigating the apparent homicide of a 17-year-old boy.

His body was found in an alley, but how he got there is a mystery.

“He was a good boy, like I said, he wasn’t a trouble maker or nothing. He stayed at home pretty much, he went out with a couple friends, which I mean as far as I know was good people, but I guess he end up with the wrong crowd and they did what they did to him,” said John Woosley, victim’s father.

Caleb Woosley, 17, was found Sunday morning in alley on the 200 block between 14th and 15th streets.

Caleb Woosley found beaten to death in Richmond.  (WDTN Photo)
Caleb Woosley found beaten to death in Richmond. (WDTN Photo)

Richmond police found no gunshot or stab wounds.

It is suspected the teenager was beaten to death.

“It’s too early in the investigation to be able to tell for sure whether this was a random incident or was it an isolated incident and whether the assailant was known to this person or not or if there were any kind of problems that may have led up to this,” said Chief Kris Wolski, Richmond Police Department.

Some neighbors reported hearing yelling, but didn’t call police.

Residents we spoke with say they have their concerns.

Beairshelle: “Do you feel like it’s safe here in this neighborhood?”

“Uhhh, well that’s depending. There’s so many drug heads around, creeps, uh I don’t think I’d want to live up in this area,” said Eddie Swank, Sr., resident.

“We’ve had so much more drugs and prostitution in this neighborhood recently. It’s getting bad again,” said Jim Grimm, resident.

Caleb’s dad says he just wants justice for his son.

“I mean, I don’t want this to go as an unsolved crime, I want somebody to pay for this. Somebody needs to pay for this because there was no sense in that.”

Police told me they are questioning several people in relation to the homicide. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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