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Man found dead at Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve

Officers were called just after 11:00 a.m. to the 6800 block of Engle Road. A hiker reportedly found a white male leaning back on a bench. He was suffering from an apparent head wound.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 1:43 PM
Updated: Mar 14, 2019 9:51 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -UPDATE: A man who was found dead on a bench at Eagle Marsh Wednesday was identified as 29-year-old Shawn Michael Wilding of Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Wilding's death was ruled a suicide. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Police are investigating after a man was found dead at the Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve Wednesday morning. 

Officers were called just after 11:00 a.m. to the 6800 block of Engle Road. A hiker reportedly found a white male leaning back on a bench. He was suffering from an apparent head wound. 

The Aboite Township Fire Department pronounced the man dead at the scene. 

The Allen County Coroner would not say if a weapon of any kind was found near the body. 

Crime Scene Technicians were called to the area before the coroner transported the body to be examined. 

The coroner is expected to release more information Thursday morning. 

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