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Homicide Investigation Underway After Body Found in Evansville

The Evansville Police Department is currently conducting a homicide investigation after responding to a call about a body that was found outside of a building on N. Main St. on Monday.

Posted: Aug 18, 2020 10:13 AM
Updated: Aug 19, 2020 9:12 AM

On Monday around 3:00 p.m., officers with the Evansville Police Department responded to a call about a body that was found outside of a building in the 300 block of N. Main St. in Evansville, Indiana.

When EPD officers arrived at the scene, they found a deceased male. Crime Scene Detectives were also called to the area where they collected evidence.

The victim was later identified by the Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office as 56-year-old Burk Jones of Evansville.

Jones' autopsy took place on Tuesday. The Vanderburgh County Coroner determined the cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma.

EPD says the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

At this time, there are no suspects in the investigation. EPD is asking anyone with information on the incident to contact the EPD Adult Investigation Unit at 812-436-7979.

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