Police find man dead inside Tennessee Ave apartment

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Crime scene technicians are sweeping through an apartment on Tennessee Avenue as detectives go door to door looking for witnesses, after a welfare check Friday afternoon turned into a death investigation.

In a press release, a spokesperson for the Fort Wayne Police says officers performed the welfare check on a man after he had not been seen or heard from in several days.

At this time, detectives do not know if foul play is involved. An autopsy is pending with the Allen County Coroner.

The Chase Manor apartment complex on Tennessee Ave is adjacent to the Shepherd’s House and the Lassus Handy Dandy on the corner of Tennessee Ave and Spy Run Ave near the Historic Old Fort Park.

If you know anything about the man’s death, you are urged to call police.

Below is a copy of the original press release published by the Fort Wayne Police Department:

On March 15, 2019, at 4:13pm, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an apartment in the 600 block of Tennessee Ave to do a welfare check on an adult male. This male had not been seen or heard from in several days. Officers arrived and located a deceased adult male inside the apartment.

Because the circumstances surrounding this male’s death are unknown, including whether or not foul play is involved, detectives and crime scene personnel were summoned to the scene out of an abundance of caution. As usual, the Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the cause and manner of death when appropriate to do so.

Crime scene technicians are currently processing the scene, searching for and collecting any potential evidence. Detectives are going door to door trying to locate anyone with any information.

Anyone having any knowledge about this male’s death is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Alexis Shear

Alexis Shear

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