The body of a
26-year-old Portage man believed to have fatally overdosed was found on
Tuesday in a wooded area of the Pleasant Valley Trailer Park in Portage
Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
police, at 1:52 p.m. residents of the park were in the woods using a metal
detector when they found the man. First-responders subsequently confirmed
that the man was deceased.
The death is
currently being investigated as a possible overdose.
Harris told the Chesterton Tribune that an autopsy was scheduled for
today. Results of a toxicology screen are pending.
Harris added that
there were no signs of trauma to the man, who was last seen by his family on
Tuesday morning when he said that he was going fishing.