Body found in Coxhall Gardens of Carmel
Coxhall Gardens, a Hamilton County park located in Carmel, has reopened following an investigation of a body found in the park early on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the park on 116th Street shortly after 7:30 a.m. on a report of a welfare check after a park employee discovered a male body in a restroom.
Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies closed the park throughout the morning while investigating the incident. The preliminary investigation indicates a male subject died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators do not suspect foul play and would like to reassure the public that there was no sign of an attack or other suspicious activity.
The name of the 41 year old male victim has not been released pending notification of family.
The Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office normally does not release information about apparent suicides, however the office has received calls from concerned citizens, according to Deputy Bryant Orem.
“All indications are that this was a self-inflicted gunshot so we want to relieve public anxiety,” Orem stated in an e-mail.