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Body found under 900-pound safe after suspected break-in at Indiana home

Posted at 4:55 AM, Mar 14, 2019

MARION, Ind. — Police are investigating after a homeowner found a body under a safe in his garage the day after he reported a possible break-in.

Marion Police Department Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey said a homeowner called the department Tuesday, suspecting someone had broken into his garage after he found the door frame damaged. The homeowner told police his garage was packed full of clutter and he would clean it the next day to determine if anything was missing.

While cleaning out the garage, police say the homeowner discovered that his antique floor safe was knocked over and a body was trapped underneath it. The safe, which weighs over 900 pounds, had been suspended by a floor jack.

The Marion Fire Department was called to lift the safe and remove the body. Police are still working to determine the identification of the person found. An autopsy is also scheduled at the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center in the coming days.

No other details are being released at this time. If you have any information about the crime contact the Marion Police Department.