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For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard
August 21st, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette Police Investigating Dead Body Found on Amelia Ave
On Tuesday August 21st, at about 7 am, the Lafayette Police Department received a report of a dead body found outside in the 3900 block of Amelia Ave. Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department along with the Tippecanoe County Coroner’s office, are investigating to determine the cause and manner of the death. At this time the death is being investigated as a homicide, as is standard with all deaths until the cause is known. The victim is a black male, the identification is pending by the coroners office.
No other information is available at this time. We will update the media as more information is made available.
Sergeant Matt Gard
Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.