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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Lafayette Police Investigating Body Found

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard           

  August 21st, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (765) 807-1223


Lafayette Police Investigating Dead Body Found on Amelia Ave


On Tuesday August 21st, at about 7 am, the Lafayette Police Department received a report of a dead body found outside in the 3900 block of Amelia Ave.  Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department along with the Tippecanoe County Coroner’s office, are investigating to determine the cause and manner of the death.  At this time the death is being investigated as a homicide, as is standard with all deaths until the cause is known.  The victim is a black male, the identification is pending by the coroners office.


No other information is available at this time.  We will update the media as more information is made available.


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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