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Last updated: Sat. Aug. 09, 2014 - 09:13 am EDT

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Police investigate suspicious death of Fort Wayne woman

Fort Wayne Police are investigating the death of an elderly woman found in her home in the 5700 block of Le Steele Boulevard late Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the home at 5:20 p.m. They found the woman unconscious; paramedics called to the home pronounced her dead. Investigators learned that family members of the woman had been unable to reach her for a few days. A family member went over to check on the female, found her unconscious, and called police.

The investigation is treating the woman’s death as suspicious, so the Fort Wayne Police Homicide team began investigating her death, as is standard with all suspicious deaths, police said.

There are no suspects. Detectives canvassed the area speaking with neighbors, and crime scene units searched for any evidence.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the woman, as well as the cause and manner of her death. Her death remains under investigation by Fort Wayne Police, the Allen County Coroner’s Office and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Garrett man killed in crash Friday

A 39-year-old Garrett man was killed Friday morning when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the side of a tanker truck in Noble County.

Indiana State Police, who are investigating the crash, said Merlin Isaac Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene of the 10 a.m. crash. Preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was headed north on Noble County Road 600 East when it stopped at the intersection with Baseline Road.

The truck proceeded into the intersection as an eastbound 2009 Harley Davidson ridden by Isaac crested the hill immediately to the west. Isaac's motorcycle struck the truck broadside. The driver of the truck was not injured.


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