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Officers respond to call regarding unresponsive male


The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was notified Sunday morning of an unresponsive male laying in a yard in the 5300 block of CR 550E.

Officers responded to the call shortly before 11 a.m. and found Justin Lee Kresse in a yard unresponsive and partly clothed.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene as Kresse reportedly stopped breathing. Kresse was resuscitated at the scene before being transported to Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Kresse was then airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, where he reportedly stopped breathing once more. The department reported that all efforts to revive Kresse were unsuccessful.

Kresse was pronounced dead by medical personnel at the hospital in Ft. Wayne. The exact cause of death had not been determined as of the time of the report.

The matter remains under investigation by the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, the LaGrange County Coroner, and the Indiana State Police.

Assisting was the Noble County EMS, Johnson Township Fire Department, and Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician Tom Kolb.