At approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, July 9th, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Indiana State Police after a body had been located near a roadway in southern Washington County.
Detective Travis Baker and Detective Sergeant Dave Mitchell responded to South Green Mill Road, a rural county road between Fredericksburg and Hardinsburg.
When officers arrived, they observed the body of a deceased male located in a wooded area a short distance off the roadway.
An autopsy was performed on Sunday morning through the Washington County Coroner’s Office; however, the cause of death has not yet been released.
Investigators located an ID card on the deceased; however, investigators are awaiting positive medical identification once all autopsy results have been received.
As of the issuing of this news release, officers have been unable to locate any living next-of-kin.
This investigation is ongoing.
State Police investigators were assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the Washington County Coroner’s Office, and Washington County EMS.