Did BDSM activity inside the home of an IMPD officer go too far this past weekend? Sources tell Advance Indiana a young man was found dead at a police officer's home this past weekend inside of a cage bound and wearing a chloroform mask, described as a bondage scene straight out a a hardcore gay movie. Advance Indiana scoured local news reports for any death investigations but could find no mention of one similar to the one that's been the talk of much gossip within the department this week. Perhaps our crack local news media could impose upon Public Safety Director Troy Riggs and IMPD Chief Rick Hite, who are attending a meeting in Washington this week at the White House on transparency in policing to get some answers. Hopefully, it won't take six months before we hear something like the recent arrest of IMPD officer Justin Beaton for allegedly attempting to kill his live-in girlfriend.
UPDATE: I arrived at my office building this morning to find IMPD Chief Hite and two of his fellow officers immersed in conversation in the building's lobby outside the Sunrise Cafe. What are the odds?
The Marion County Coroner's Office confirmed to Advance Indiana that 34-year old Aaron D Barnes' body was recovered from a home in Camby on Sunday, April 5. The address at which the body was recovered in the 8600 block of Ingalls Lane, is listed as owned by Gregory A. Slaven according to Marion County Assessor's property tax records for the home. Slaven's name appears in numerous past news reports and court records as an IMPD officer. A determination of the cause of Barnes' death is still pending. Past court records list Barnes as residing at the same address as Slaven. An observant reader points us to Barnes' Facebook site, where he goes by the name Aaron Slaven. The commenter says Slaven and Barnes were married. Here's Barnes' last Facebook post:
The website, Great Lakes Den, identifies Gregory Slaven as the winner of the Mr. 501 Eagle competition in January 2014 at the 501 Eagle Bar in the 400 block of North College, a gay leather bar that has been a fixture in Indianapolis' gay community for decades. Slaven has a Facebook site (NSFW) for his Mr. 501 Eagle title where he describes himself as a "public figure." In a Facebook post Slaven made on April 1, he shared a link on how to send a penis cake to the homophobic governor of Indiana in reference to Gov. Mike Pence signing Indiana's RFRA legislation into law, which was characterized by the media as intentionally discriminatory towards gays.
Slaven posted on his Facebook site that he was sent in for drug and alcohol testing on April 8, which was three days after Aaron's body was discovered. Slaven's Mr. 501 Eagle Facebook site has been disabled. He appears to be in a relationship with another submissive, who goes by the name "Steve Slaven."