The Journal Gazette
Thursday, January 09, 2020 1:00 am

Body by tracks a homicide

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

The Allen County coroner on Wednesday ruled the death of a man found near railroad tracks on Fort Wayne's southeast side a homicide, but will not release his name until his family is notified.

The man's death, caused by multiple gunshot wounds, is Allen County's first homicide this year, the coroner said. There were 29 homicides last year.

Railroad workers notified Fort Wayne police at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday that a body was seen by the tracks at Oxford Street and Meyer Road.

When investigators arrived, they determined the 40-year-old man had not been struck by a train and deemed his death suspicious.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Detective Bureau at 260-427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

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