Man found dead behind Fort Wayne business – UPDATED

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found in a car behind Davis Auto and Truck Repair as 26 year old Nicholas James Elsner of Bluffton, Indiana.

Officials say he was shot to death, making this Allen County’s 12th homicide of 2020. The incident remains under investigation by the Allen County Police Department and Allen County Coroner’s Office.


Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was found outside a repair shop in Fort Wayne.

Police were called to the 7300 block of Wayne Trace last night after a tow truck driver noticed a car sitting behind Davis Auto and Truck Repair at about 11:30. Fort Wayne’s NBC reports the car door was open and a man’s body was inside.

The shop’s owners told police that the vehicle wasn’t there when they had closed for the day.

The man’s name and cause of death have not yet been released. Police were unable to find security camera footage of the event.


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