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Indiana Conservation Officers investigating death in Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area


Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a man at Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area in Lagrange County.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 8th, Indiana Conservation Officer John Deem was called to an area just north of the town of Mongo by DNR Fish & Wildlife employees who had noticed a passenger car sitting in a parking lot since the beginning of this week. Conservation Officer Deem arrived and tracked the signs of a person walking into the woods for approximately 200 yards where he found a man lying dead.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the man died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. The identity of the man is not being released at this time pending family notification.

An investigation is being conducted by Indiana Conservation Officer John Deem and Indiana Conservation Officer Detective Sgt. Brian Kaser.

Other departments assisting at the scene were the Lagrange County Coroner’s Office and the Mongo Fire Dept.