Coroner investigating death of man found in Walmart parking lot

Journal & Courier
Journal & Courier

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lafayette police were called to the Walmart parking lot about 8:30 a.m. Monday with the report of a man dead inside a car, according to the police bulletin and Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello.

The man was reported found in the 4200 block of Commerce Drive, according to the police bulletin.

An autopsy on Tuesday morning indicated the man died from a gunshot wound, Costello said.

However, the manner of death has not yet been determined, Costello said, indicating the coroner's office continues to investigate the man's death and continues to attempt to confirm the man's identity.

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I'm just gonna get ahead of this and tell people... Cause of death and manner of death are not the same thing. Because some um "uninformed" comments are coming. Like "Duh, he fied from a gunshot". Yeah. That is cause, not manner. (Homicide, suicide, accidental)


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