Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the body of a man was found in a wooded area off U.S. Route 6 in Carmel yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Authorities believe that they know the identity of the deceased, but are still working to confirm his identity before releasing his name to the public.
The body was found lying in woods a few hundred yards in from the north side of Route 6, about a half-mile west of the Route 6 intersection with John Simpson Road. The condition of the remains indicates that the man may have been dead for several days before the body was discovered.
Investigators report that they detected no apparent signs of any foul play on or near the body. Their investigation is continuing.
The Putnam County Coroner’s Office has ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of the man’s death and pathology tests to verify his identity.