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Subject of Silver Alert died by homicide; one suspect turns himself in

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Lake and Anthony crash death investigation 4 25 2021
A police chase ended in a crash near the rear of a home near Lake Avenue and N. Anthony Boulevard on April 25 around 5 a.m. Police said they found one person dead inside the car.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- One of the men suspected in a weekend homicide case is now in custody, the Fort Wayne Police Department said Monday.

The Allen County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 55-year-old Shane Van Nguyen. The coroner said he died by blunt force injury to the head, and ruled his death Allen County's 12th homicide this year.

Nguyen was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert issued overnight Saturday. According to authorities, he was last seen Friday at about 3 p.m.

Sunday morning, authorities found his body in a crashed vehicle in the 1500 block of Forest Park Boulevard near Anthony and Lake Avenue.

Police said that vehicle matched the description of a car that had been involved in an earlier pursuit. Authorities had to stop the chase because of unsafe speeds.

Detectives recently identified three suspects in the killing.

According to Sgt. Jeremy Webb, 20-year-old Cody Clements turned himself in to authorities Monday.

Detectives are still on the hunt for the other two suspects: 21-year-old Matthew J. Cramer and 20-year-old Jacob D. Carreon-Hamilton.

READ MORE: Police ask for help finding three suspects connected to Sunday homicide

The men may be from the Elkhart or Goshen area, and police told ABC21 anyone caught hiding them will be charged.

While police said they don't know what prompted the killing, Sgt. Webb called the case "barbaric."

“It was brutal and extreme. It's not every day we come across cases of this butchery," Sgt. Webb said.

Matthew J. Cramer II M/W/21 5’11” 160 lbs Brown hair and Brown eyes
Jacob D. Carreon-Hamilton M/H/20 5’7” 170 lbs Brown hair and Brown Eyes

Webb said the public should consider the men "very dangerous."

If you have information about where Cramer or Carreon-Hamilton are, call 911.

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