Heidi Carter, 36, has been charged with felony murder, rape, corpse abuse and related counts following an incident at a home in Evansville. Two men are dead and one woman is in custody after a dating app threesome turned violent in Indiana, police say

According to an affidavit obtained by WFIE-14 News, investigators believe Carter invited a woman and a man who she met on a dating app to the West Side home where she was staying on Tuesday night. 

Carter and the couple were drinking and using drugs before they began to engage in “sexual activity,” police documents said. 

That’s when authorities believe Carter’s boyfriend, Carey Hammond, arrived at the home, becoming jealous and “angry” after catching the trio in the act.

Heidi Carter of Evansville, Indiana is charged with murder, rape, and corpse abuse after police said she and her boyfriend Carey Hammond chained up and assaulted a couple she met for a threesome on a dating app.
Heidi Carter of Evansville, Indiana is charged with murder, rape, and corpse abuse after police said she and her boyfriend Carey Hammond chained up and assaulted a couple she met for a threesome on a dating app. Photo credit: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Heidi Carter Accused of Rape and Murder

The affidavit states that Hammond began to beat the unnamed man and woman with a baseball bat. He reportedly restrained the couple with duct tape, where they remained for “hours,” as Hammond allegedly raped the woman. 

Police said that Heidi Carter watched, brandishing a gun and threatening to kill the couple, telling them she “knows someone in Indianapolis who knows how to get rid of a dead body,” according to the affidavit. 

After a few hours of the brutal torture and sexual assault, police documents said, Carter left the home. 

While she was away, authorities believe, Carey Hammond spotted the man trying to escape his restraints. That’s when he wrapped a belt around the man’s neck and strangled him until he died, the affidavit said. 

Heidi Carter returned a short time later, investigators believe, finding that Hammond had wrapped the man’s body in some blankets. Court documents said that she then helped Hammond move the body into another room. 

Bizarrely, police believe Carter then invited over another woman to help her clean the home ahead of a landlord inspection. 

The woman arrived, according to the affidavit, helping to clean two rooms and noticing that Carter had “blood on her boots” and was carrying a handgun. 

Then, police said, the woman heard a female voice from the bedroom, asking for help and begging to be allowed to use the toilet. 

The woman told police that she went to sit down on what she thought was a pile of pillows and blankets on a bed, but “found after she sat down that under the blankets was a dead body,” the affidavit reads

She told investigators that she tried to leave the home immediately, but was cornered and threatened by Carey Hammond. 

Miraculously, she managed to escape — flagging down a nearby Indiana state trooper, who notified Evansville police.

Indiana Police Shoot Carey Hammond

When authorities arrived, Hammond emerged from the home, brandishing an “object” and “extend[ing it] like a firearm,” the Courier-Press reported. Police shot and killed Hammond, as seen in dashcam and body camera footage that the department has released. 

Evansville Police Department Spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Gray said the object was found not to be a gun, but added the she believed Hammond wanted to commit “suicide by cop.” 

“I mean it happens very fast, he comes out very quickly, there are officers in front of him,” Sgt. Gray said. “He comes out and doesn’t show his hands. He has his hands out in front and has an object out and pointing it – this is a shooter’s stance.”

She continued: “The suspect is deceased and we can’t ask him these types of questions, but when you are surrounded by police officers and you come out with an object that appears to be a gun and you’re pointing it like it’s a gun, I hate to use the word assume, but I can only assume that’s going to in someone’s mind – this is going to get me shot, this is going to get me killed.”

Inside, police said they found Heidi Carter, the dead man’s body, the restrained female victim, and Heidi Carter, who was arrested at the scene. 

Also found in the house were the homeowner and his two teenage children, who were unharmed. 

The homeowner later told reporters that he was allowing Heidi Carter to stay in his home “until she could get on her feet,” and that he had come from work at around the time when Carter and the other woman were cleaning. 

Police said he is not a suspect. 

The male victim who died has not yet been named. Meanwhile, Heidi Carter is reportedly being held in an area jail without bond, pending her arraignment.