Body found in backyard on High St. ruled homicide

Kirk Lecount
Kirk Lecount

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Coroner said that the man who was found dead in backyard on High Street Thursday afternoon died from blunt force trauma to the head. His death was ruled a homicide.

The coroner identified the victim as Kirk D. Lecount, 42, of Fort Wayne.

Police found Lecount’s body in the backyard of a home in the 1700-block of High Street Thursday around 12:30 p.m. after a neighbor called in.

Another tenant in the house where Lecount lived saw him in the yard earlier in the morning, but didn’t call police for about two hours because they said it’s normal to find the man passed out, according to police.

After speaking with several neighbors, police said they believe there was a fight involving Lecount that turned physical on Wednesday night.

Lecount is the 26th homicide victim in Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2013.

Anyone who has information on this incident should call the Fort Wayne Police at (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP [7867].

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