Perry Township Constable Roy Houchins, 70, was found dead in the parking lot of a Southside restaurant shortly before noon today.I am not sure why they would do an autopsy. Autopsies on 70 year old men who appear to have died by natural causes are not the norm. Probably, given the charges hanging over Houchins head and his being in a position to "rat out" other people, they just want to be safe.
Police do not suspect foul play, said Lt. Jeffrey Duhamell of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
“He had his keys and cell phone in his hand,” Duhamell said. “There was not sign of trauma to his body except for where he had hit his head when he fell.”
Bystanders flagged down a police officer at 11:38 a.m. outside LJ's Pub & Eatery, 3652 S. Meridian Street, police said, to report finding Houchins unresponsive. Medics from the Indianapolis Fire Department later arrived and pronounced Houchins dead.
An autopsy is planned for Monday, Duhamell said.
At the time of his death, Houchins was awaiting trial on racketeering charges in state court related to a separate accusation. In June 2008, he was charged with corrupt business influence and two counts of conspiracy to commit theft over his role in a plan to retrieve a former employee's valuable guns from Indianapolis police.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Perry Township Constable Roy Houchins Found Dead
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