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Kenneth Valentine

A man and a friend were found dead in his home being the first murders of 2019 in Indianapolis

  • Last updated: October 20, 2022
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • January 5, 2019

Overview of Kenneth Valentine

Kenneth Valentine was only 28 years old when he was senselessly murdered in 2019.

Kenneth Valentine and his friend, Christopher Johnson were murdered on January 5, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Their deaths were the first murders of 2019 in Indianapolis - a year in which the city saw a record breaking 154 homicides. Christopher’s family members believe one or both of the men may have known the person responsible for their deaths. Kenneth was described by those who loved him as always being kind to others. He was truly a wonderful person with a beautiful soul and personality.

Kenneth Valentine, 28

Kenneth and Christophers’ bodies were found on January 5, 2019.

When calls to Christopher from his mother were left unanswered, she asked her husband to go visit his home to check on him. When he arrived at Christopher’s home, he noticed that the front door was unlocked before he ventured further into the home. Inside, he found Kenneth’s body lying on the hallway floor and eventually found Christopher’s body in another room.

Authorities respond to the report of Kenneth and Christopher's bodies being found.

Where the case stands today.

Kenneth and Christopher’s murders remain unsolved nearly four years later. Christopher’s parents have been present in the media, especially after their deaths. They have expressed their opinions that Christopher knew the individual responsible for their deaths. Authorities have been unable to confirm this theory.

If you have any information regarding Kenneth and Christopher’s case, please contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477) or Indiana Metropolitan Police Homicide Branch and Cold Case Section at (317) 327-3475. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for their deaths.


  1. Date of Death:January 5, 2019
  2. Birthday:July 8, 1990
  3. Age at Incident:28
  4. Race:African-American / Black
  5. Gender:Male

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