‘Suspicious’ death in Wabash County ruled a homicide

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A death investigation in Wabash County has turned into “an active murder investigation” according to Indiana State Police.

The death investigation began after a man was found dead in his LaFountaine home Wednesday morning.

Around 9:30 a.m., Wabash County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home at 123 Clear Creek Drive after a 911 caller reported a possible death there. Authorities arrived and found 22-year-old Jordan Richard dead inside.

According to police, Richard lived at the home.

In a news release Wednesday afternoon, Indiana State Police said a home health care nurse who had been making daily checks on Richards found him. Richards had a medical condition that required a nurse to check on him twice daily, state police said.

Investigators initially treated the death as “suspicious,” state police said.

However on Thursday an autopsy conducted at a Wabash hospital determined Richards died from a gunshot wound. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Indiana State Police detectives at the Indiana State Police Peru Post at 1-800-382-0689 (inside Indiana) or (765) 473-6666. Information can also be provided to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department by calling (260) 563-8891.

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