Foul play suspected after Evansville man's body found near Ellis Park

Foul play suspected after Evansville man's body found near Ellis Park

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - Deputies are working a homicide investigation after a male's body was found on an access road off KY 3522, near Ellis Park.

Evansville investigators are being contacted to help with this investigation after identifying the deceased male as an Evansville resident.

According to Henderson County Sheriff's press release, the body discovered was a black male. Authorities also added, "It looks like foul play."

What appears to be blood was found near the body on the ground.

Sheriff Brady said they are investigating this as a homicide. Authorities said it is unclear at this time if this death is related to the ongoing homicide investigation at Lawndale Apartments.

"We are investigating this is a homicide," Sheriff Brady stated. "Two homicides in one day is a lot."

Sheriff Brady stated the call came into 911 sometime Saturday morning. Information regarding who made the 911 call was not given by the sheriff.

Henderson County Coroner Bruce Farmer said they were contacted just before 10 a.m. The body was found laying face down in the grass, according to our reporter at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday in Madisonville. We will update this story with more information when it becomes available.

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