Death investigation in Jennings County, near Decatur County line.

Indiana State Police and Jennings County Sheriff’s Office began a death investigation after a body was located along State Road 3 in northern Jennings County, Indiana. At approximately 12:00 pm Thursday, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office was called to State Road 3 near the Jennings/Decatur County Line after an Indiana Department of Transportation mowing crew located the body of a deceased male near the roadway.  The Indiana State Police responded to assist in the investigation. The deceased male was soon identified as Joseph T. Gill, age 27, North Vernon, Indiana.  Gill had been reported missing approximately two days prior and had not been located until his body was discovered. The joint investigation by the Indiana State Police and Jennings County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing.  Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to contact the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office. State Road 3 was closed in the area for approximately two hours while the investigation was ongoing. The Westport Police Department, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, North Vernon Police Department, Westport Fire Department, Jennings County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Department of Transportation assisted with the investigation.

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