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[ISP] Deceased Man Found Near Electronic Power Station
Start Date: 1/18/2012
End Date: 1/18/2012
Entry Description

Sullivan County----Today at 10:47AM, Indiana State Police Troopers and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of man found deceased on the property of the Indiana-Michigan Power Plant located at 8818 West County Road 925 North in northwestern Sullivan County. The location is approximately two and one-half miles west of the small town of Fairbanks.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a caretaker was checking the area this morning, which included outbuildings and small power supply stations, and noticed the deceased man lying inside a fenced in area near a small power station. The size of the fenced in area was approximately 20 feet by 40 feet. 

Indiana State Police Investigators and Crime Scene Technicians from the Putnamville Post processed the scene and collected a number of evidentiary items. State police investigators suspect the victim may have been in the process of removing copper wiring from the small power station at the time of his death. A timeline of how long the victim had been there has not been established, but is expected to be very recent.

Sullivan County Coroner Jeff Griffith pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. An autopsy, conducted by Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr, is scheduled for 10:00AM Thursday, January 19 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

The case is being investigated by ISP Detective Tom Hanks, ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald and Trooper B.J. Patterson. They were assisted by other ISP Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators, Sullivan County Sheriff Brian Kinnett and Deputies and Sullivan County Coroner Jeff Griffith.

The identity of the victim and other information will be provided as it becomes available. However, investigators believe they know the identity of the deceased and are awaiting positive identification.

Direct any questions to Sergeant Joe Watts.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Joe Watts
Phone: (765) 653-4114
Death Scene, Sullivan County
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