Body found behind home near downtown Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A body was found behind a home just south of downtown Fort Wayne.

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when police were called to the 400 block of W. Williams St. on a report of a person down. There, behind a home at 442 W. Williams St., a body was found, police said.

Police told WANE 15 the homeowners made the discovery. It wasn’t clear how long the body was there before it was found.

Investigators are treating the case as “suspicious,” police said. Several officers were at the scene, and the area was cordoned off.

It’s not yet clear how the person died or if foul play is suspected. The Allen County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death, and identify the victim.

Fort Wayne Police investigate a person down in the 400 block of Williams Street on Friday, July 10, 2020.

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