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Porter Police identify man found dead in home

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The body of a man found dead in a Porter home on Monday has been positively identified, Porter Police said.

The body was that of the home’s occupant, William R. Bouldrey, 42, of 1840 Main St., police said after deadline on Wednesday.

Due to the body’s severe decomposition, no cause of death was determined at an autopsy conducted on Tuesday but the PPD does not believe at this point that foul play was involved.

The results of a toxicology screen and tissue tests are pending.

The PPD did say that a search warrant was executed on Bouldrey’s residence on Tuesday and that a marijuana grow operation was found in the basement of the home.

Assisting the PPD in its investigation have been the Porter County Coroner’s Office, the Porter Fire Department, the Porter County Drug Task Force, and Porter County Sheriff’s Police evidence technicians.

The death investigation remains ongoing.

The body’s severe decomposition made it necessary for responders to wear haz-mat protective gear provided by the PFD, Porter Police Det. Mike Veal told the Chesterton Tribune on Tuesday.

 

Posted 4/12/2012