For Immediate Release

Death Investigation

Date: 09/28/2023

Location: 800 Tecumseh St., the Maumee River

Time: approximately 5 pm.


On Thursday September 28th, 2023, at approximately 5:00 pm, a kayaker discovered what appeared to be a deceased body on the southside of the Maumee River, around the 800 block of Tecumseh Street. Fort Wayne Police Department officers were dispatched to that area. Upon the officers’ arrival, a floating body was discovered, and soon after the Fort Wayne Fire Department confirmed the body to be deceased on the scene. 

Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne Fire Department, and Department of Natural Resources, and the Allen County Coroner were called to the scene of the investigation. Fort Wayne Fire Department’s dive team was utilized.

This incident remains under investigation by the agencies listed above. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201, Crime Stoppers at 436-7867, or use the free “P3 Tips” app.

Sergeant J.C. Gutiérrez, FWPD 1769
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department