EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana Conservation Officers on Monday released the identity of a body found Saturday morning in Warrick County.
Conservation officers announced Saturday they were conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered that morning at the Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area in northwest Warrick County.
The man was identified as 27-year-old Manuel Eduardo Heaton of Evansville. His death is being investigated as a homicide, according to the updated release.
A passerby found Heaton’s body around 7:30 a.m. and immediately contacted authorities. The Warrick County Coroner’s Office took possession of the body and will schedule an autopsy. The identity of the victim is currently withheld and awaiting family notification.
Anyone with information regarding the investigation is encouraged to contact the Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536 or Warrick County Dispatch at 812-897-1200.
The scene included assistance from the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, Warrick County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana State Police, Warrick County EMS, and Chandler Volunteer Fire Department.