The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Cops, courts and fires

March 30, 2013

Anderson Police look to public for info on body

ANDERSON, Ind. — Police are still looking for more information about a body found in a rural area on the city’s northwest side on March 21.

According to a press release from Anderson Police Department spokesman Joel Sandefur, police now want help from the public to gather information about the death of Anthony Dewayne Brown, 34, of Lima, Ohio. Brown’s body was found behind some debris off Anderson-Frankton Road, killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. At the time the body was found, Anderson Chief of Police Larry Crenshaw said it appeared the body had been placed there by someone.

Police are still treating the incident as a homicide and the investigation is ongoing, Sandefur said.

After performing an autopsy of the body at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay estimated Brown’s body had been there for three to five days.

Brown 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, Brown 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.

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.

Sandefur asked anyone with knowledge of Brown or the incident that led to his death to contact APD detectives at (765) 648-6739.

Find Jack Molitor on Facebook and @AggieJack4 on Twitter, or call 640-4883.

1
Text Only
Cops, courts and fires
  • Car crash Two injured in accident at intersection missing stop sign Three weeks after a previous accident took out the stop sign at Sycamore Street and Nichol Avenue, another collision took place at the intersection Wednesday.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anderson woman facing 90-year sentence in attempted abduction of infant

    An Anderson woman faces up to 90 years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to abduct an infant in Muncie in 2013.

    August 20, 2014

  • NWS - HB0821 - Lapel Fire Station Lapel turns dirt for new fire station After working on the details on financing for years, the Lapel Stony Creek Township Fire Territory is much closer to opening a new station after a ceremonial ground breaking Tuesday night.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: Aug. 21 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    August 20, 2014

  • Election board looking into voter fraud allegation The Madison County Election Board delayed a decision into allegations of voter fraud in the May primary until it can gather additional information. Brian Bell, who lost the Democratic Party‚Äôs nomination for sheriff by 48 votes to Scott Mellinger, raised allegations to the election board during a hearing Friday.

    August 19, 2014

  • NWS - HB0815 - heroin bust - JM - james dixon New York suspect denies involvement in large heroin network A New York man suspected of involvement in the large heroin ring dismantled last week said he has never sold drugs in his life, though he suspected that's exactly what his brother was doing.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mother who brought gun to school pleads guilty

    A mother who admitted to bringing a gun to a meeting at her son's school in April pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014

  • Arrest Log: Aug. 20 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    August 19, 2014

  • boydx.jpg Mississippi fugitive arrested in Anderson

    A Mississippi man arrested by U.S. Marshals Monday night agreed to be transported back to Mississippi during an extradition hearing Tuesday. But the man said he's concerned about how he'll be treated once he returns.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • State police seek recruits The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 75th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a career as a state trooper may apply online.

    August 19, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide