DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Delaware County officials are investigating after a body was found in a field.
A deputy from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the body was found about three-quarters of a mile from the intersection of Inlow Springs Road and Burlington Drive in Muncie.
According to detectives, around 3 a.m. Thursday morning a neighbor heard gunshots, and then the sound of someone driving off. Investigators with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says it wasn’t until 9 hours later when a property owner found a body in his field, and called 9-1-1.
Detectives have not confirmed if the victim is a man or a woman. 24-Hour News 8, watched as deputies went to a nearby house to question if anyone spotted something suspicious. Gregg Workman lives near the scene, he said he felt uneasy after learning police found a body across the street.
” I was shocked, it was across the street, so close, ” said Workman.
A coroner was at the scene, as well as a representative from the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office for most of the afternoon on Thursday.
Deputies are taking tips in the investigation. If you have any information call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 765-747-7881.
This investigation is ongoing.WISH-TV is sending a crew to the scene.