Crime Watch 8

Man found dead in ditch near Noblesville ID’d

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday identified a 50-year-old Pendleton man found dead Friday in a ditch near Noblesville.

The death of David Michael Fouts is being treated as a criminal investigation, and authorities would like to speak to anyone who had contact with him between April 17 and 24 or anyone with information about his death.

Deputies responded to the 21500 block of Overdorf Road, northeast of Noblesville, around 3:15 p.m. Friday on a death investigation, and arrived to find a man dead in a ditch. Based on the circumstances, the deputies determined the man likely did not die at the location where he was found.

Fouts, shown in this photo provided by the sheriff’s office, was identified through fingerprint records. The results of a Saturday autopsy were pending, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said Fouts lived at a residence in the 7400 block of South Woodrow Drive in Pendleton and also had ties to a residence in the 16500 block of East 196th Street in Noblesville.

The investigation on Saturday night was ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or Detective Greg Lockheart at 317-773-1282.