Body found inside Jeffersonville home

Jeffersonville PD investigate after man's body found in home
Published: Aug. 13, 2018 at 6:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2018 at 6:55 PM EDT
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JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Jeffersonville police are investigating after a man's body was found inside of a home Sunday night.

Officers were called to 122 East High Street around 9 p.m. Sunday night, after a neighbor had reported not seeing the man who owned the home there for several days.  A neighbor living across the street tells WAVE 3 News the man kept to a routine and was often outside but had not been seen by people in the area for about two weeks.

Officers spotted the body from outside the home. The death is being considered suspicious, but police said with the evidence found in the home, the death could potentially become a murder investigation.

+ Jeffersonville death investigation ruled a homicide

"There were certain items of evidence inside the home that suggested the deceased may have been a victim of some type of violence," said Lt. Todd Hollis, a detective with the Jeffersonville Police Department.

The name of the victim has not been released, but police have confirmed it was a man. The cause of death is under investigation and an autopsy will be performed Tuesday that could reveal a preliminary cause of death.

Hollis said investigators have no reason to believe the death is related to a homicide investigation that began in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street on Aug. 6, saying neighbors in the area don't need to be concerned for their safety.

"We don't have any reason to believe that any one of these crimes are a public safety issue," Hollis said. "The first homicide this year was a domestic homicide, two other homicides are currently under investigation. We have no reason to believe there is any new danger to the public here at all."

If this death is ruled a homicide, it will be Jeffersonville's third of the year.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact police.

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