You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Noble seeks Kentucky rape suspect
    The Noble County Sheriff's Department said today it is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in Kentucky on rape, sodomy and sexual abuse charges.
  • Highway patrol plans sobriety checkpoint
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Van Wert and Paulding County sheriff's offices and the Scott Police Department, said today it plans to operate a sobriety checkpoint this week.
  • Fatal wrecks dot weekend in 3 area counties
    It was a deadly few days on area roads, with law enforcement and emergency responders dealing with fatal crashes in three northeast Indiana counties.
Advertisement

Man found dead at apartment complex ID'd

A Fort Wayne man was identified as the person found dead Sunday evening in front of a north-side apartment building, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Michael D. Eltzroth, 46, died from blunt-force trauma of the head, but the manner of his death is pending, the coroner's office said in a statement.

The statement said the incident remains under investigation by Fort Wayne police and the coroner's office.

Police received a report about 7:50 p.m. that a man was on the ground at Stone Pointe Village Apartments in the 400 block of Cedar Glen Drive, near Coldwater and Cook roads, said Officer John Chambers, a police spokesman.

Officers and paramedics arrived, and the man was pronounced dead.

Chambers said investigators interviewed neighbors in an attempt to learn more about the man’s death. But it was not immediately clear how the man died and whether foul play was involved.

Chambers did not know whether the man had any visible injuries, but said a weapon was not found.

Advertisement