UPDATE, 11:20 a.m., Jan. 3, 2018: BPD investigators say foul play is not suspected in the death. Detective Mike Mundy said the deceased had been dealing with a medical condition which may well have contributed to his death. He said the body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
A man was discovered dead in a car located in the White River Medical Center (WRMC)’s East Parking area yesterday morning, according to the Batesville Police Department (BPD). The man’s age was believed to be 19.
A visitor reported to the hospital that he believed a person to be deceased in a car in the parking area around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a WRMC spokesperson. Medical personnel, hospital security, and Batesville Police responded to the scene. The man was checked by medical personnel and determined him to be deceased.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased,” the WRMC spokesperson told White River Now.
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