Search for woman’s family continues

The coroner still is searching for relatives of a pedestrian who was killed during the weekend when she was struck by a car, and the public is being asked to help.

Theresa Jean Shaffer, 53, of Indianapolis, was killed in the accident at U.S. 31 and Main Street about 10 p.m. Friday, Greenwood police said in a news release.

Shaffer, who was dressed in all dark clothing, had attempted to walk eastbound across U.S. while northbound and southbound traffic had a green light.

Shaffer had lived in Indiana for about a year, but no relatives have come forward, Johnson County Coroner Craig Lutz said.

The coroner’s office is required to seek information about a person’s relatives for 30 days, after which they would go to the township trustee to arrange to have the body buried, Lutz said.

Anyone with information that could help in finding Shaffer’s family should contact the coroner’s office at 317-534-8344, he said.

Author photo
Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.