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DEATH UPDATE

May 9, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY, IND —The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police from the Fort Wayne Post is investigating the the death of a man who was found this past evening in a wooded area near the Whitley/Allen County line.

According to First Sergeant Mark Carunchia, an unidentified male was discovered just after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night by a property owner in a heavily wooded area in the 800 block of County Line Road in Whitley County. It is not known exactly how long the deceased man's body has been there.

At this time, investigators are working to determine the man's identity, where he lived, how he came to be where he was discovered and most importantly, the cause and manner of his death. An autopsy will be scheduled and will hopefully shed some answers into the man's demise. The Whitley County Sheriff Department and Coroner's Office is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with any information that may help investigators with this case is asked to contact the Indiana State Police at either (260) 432-8661 or (800) 552-0976.

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