Foul play not suspected in death of man found in car

Fort Wayne police investigate a suspicious death on Edsall Ave. Wednesday evening.
Fort Wayne police investigate a suspicious death on Edsall Ave. Wednesday evening.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) –  The Allen County Coroner hasn’t released the cause or manner of death of the man found dead  inside a car Wednesday evening, but did state that foul play is not suspected.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Edsall Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone call 911 and said there was a man inside their car who appeared dead.

On Thursday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 43-year-old William R. Davila, of Fort Wayne. Investigators said Wednesday they did not know how long Davila had been inside the car before he was discovered.

The release from the coroner listed the cause and manner of death as pending and stated that the autopsy results would not be available for several weeks.

Before the determination from the coroner on the lack of foul play, police were considering the death suspicious and looking for possible witnesses or people with information. Police were hoping that the McCormick Place apartment complex, where the vehicle was located, might have video surveillance and that would give them some clues as to what happened.

Sources told NewsChannel 15 early Thursday morning that Davila did not own the car he was found in.

 

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