Death investigation in Jennings County update, North Vernon man was found deceased near Jennings-Decatur County line

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police continue to investigate the death of Joseph T. Gill, age 27, North Vernon, Indiana. On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Gill was found deceased along State Road 3 in northern Jennings County, Indiana after being missing for approximately two days. Investigators now believe that Gill was possibly struck by a vehicle while walking along State Road 3 between 4:30 am and 5:00 am on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Anyone who may have traveled through the area during that time and believe they may have struck someone or may have seen Gill in the area is urged to contact the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office.  Investigators are additionally asking anyone with a home camera system who may have captured video of traffic on State Road 3 between Westport and North Vernon during that time frame to contact the sheriff’s office. An autopsy was performed on Joseph Gill on Tuesday October 5th, 2021.  The initial findings from the autopsy indicate that Gill sustained injuries that were consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Investigators are looking for a vehicle that may have sustained passenger side damage. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office Tipline at (812)346-0342.                            


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