IN: 14-year-old killed in apparent hunting accident
October 16, 2010
14-year-old killed in apparent hunting accident
VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana Conservation Officers are
investigating an apparent hunting accident, resulting in the death of a
14-year-old male of Vermillion County, Indiana.
On Friday, October 15, 2010, the Parke County Sheriff's Department
received a call reporting a possible dead body in a harvested cornfield near
County Road 40 North, approximately halfway between Rockville and Montezuma.
Conservation Officers located the body near an elevated, tripod-style
hunting stand. The cause of death was determined to be from a gunshot wound.
The victim had reportedly been hunting the previous day on property owned
by a family member.
Due to unintentional miscommunication among family members, the victim
was not considered to be missing until midday Friday when the search was
initiated, resulting in the discovery of the victim's body.
Conservation Officers are interviewing persons having knowledge of the
victim's recent activities. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, October 16
at 1 p.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Parke County Coroner Jerry Pearcy and Parke County Sheriff's Detective
Justin Cole assisted at the scene.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family
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