Death investigation underway in Jeffersonville

Death investigation underway in Jeffersonville
Jeffersonville police were called to Chestnut Street, between Mechanic and Fulton streets, Monday morning.
(Source: WAVE 3 News)
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) –  Police in Jeffersonville are investigating a death.

Officers were called out around 2:30 a.m. Monday to 728 Chestnut street in Jeffersonville.

Police won't confirm if foul play is suspected. Sergeant Isaac Parker with Jeffersonville Police did confirm officers are processing it as a crime scene.

Neighbors in the area were curious for details after waking up to seeing part of their block taped off by police. Ben Browning was driving into work at a nearby home on Chestnut Street when he saw all the police on the block.

"I seen the caution tape, the police already out here," Browning said.

Across the street from where Browning was working, Jeffersonville Police had blocked off much of the area for hours while crews worked inside the home along Chestnut street.

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"Walking this area right here and to see this crime scene was kind of a surprise," Browning said.

"Upon their arrival, they were able to confirm one individual was deceased," Parker said. "We're conducting an investigation and it is still active."

Crews in Hazmat suits walked in and out of the home throughout the morning. A body was wheeled out in a bag and driven off in an ambulance. Crews carefully loaded up bags into a crime scene investigation unit.

"They're processing a crime scene," Parker said.  "As far as the specifics of that, it's nothing I'll get into right now,"

Neighbors nearby said they saw police questioning one man in a squad car five or six times, adding that he even changed his clothes at one point.  In this quiet neighborhood, for many Monday morning's death investigation came as a shock.

Parker said neighbors don't need to be worried.

"We do believe it is an isolated incident at this point," Parker said.

"It could be a little bit terrifying for others, I'm pretty sure of that," Browning said.

Police have not yet confirmed anything about the victim's identity or how they died, saying Monday the investigation into the death is ongoing.

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