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Man found dead in dumpster in Grant County; no foul play suspected

An Indiana sheriff's vehicle. (Photo Provided/Grant County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

SWEETSER, Ind. (WISH) — A 63-year-old Marion man was found Saturday night in a dumpster in an area with housing for older adults, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Monday afternoon.

Timothy Bragg is believed to have died from natural causes, according to a preliminary report from an autopsy in Fort Wayne. No foul play is suspected.

Grant County Central Dispatch received a report about a person in the large trash bin about 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of Delta Drive. That’s a residential area just outside of Sweetser, a town of about 1,000 residents in western Grant County. That’s about a 90-minute drive northeast of downtown Indianapolis.

The sheriff’s office report did not say if the dumpster was at an apartment complex or a nearby housing community for older adults. A representative of the housing for older adults told News 8 that the dumpster was at the nearby the apartment complex.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Lt. Matthew Ogden at 765-662-4214, Extension 4214.