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March 25, 2013

Coroner’s office identifies body found Thursday

ANDERSON, Ind. — The Madison County Coroner’s Office has identified the body that was found off Anderson-Frankton Road on Thursday night.

According to Coroner Marian Dunnichay, the body was that of Anthony Dewayne Brown, 34, of Lima, Ohio.

Autopsy results show he died from a single gunshot wound to the head. The autopsy was performed at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie on Friday.

Police are investigating Brown’s death as a homicide, but have not released any new information pertaining to the case.

An Anthony Dewayne Brown with the same birth date had been sought by police in Allen County, Ohio, since Nov. 30, 2011, for trafficking in cocaine, according to the Lima/Allen County Crimestoppers website.

According to public records, an Anthony D. Brown had pleaded to cocaine charges on more than one occasion in Allen County. There were court cases filed in October 2004, December 2004 and September 2006.

Brown’s body was found hidden among debris in a rural area of Anderson’s northwest side Thursday.

Dunnichay estimated Brown had been there for three to five days. It was difficult to determine an exact time of death because of the cold weather, she said.

Police said a young girl had seen Brown’s body on Wednesday and told her father about it. When she told him about it again on Thursday afternoon, he went out to see for himself and then called police.

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