The death of a man found dead and rolled up in a carpet in late February in northwest Indiana has been ruled a homicide.
About 4:45 p.m. Feb. 25, authorities were called to the woods about half a mile north of the 2200 block of Fairbanks Street in Gary, Ind., according to a statement from Gary police.
A man called after his son, who was riding an ATV in the wooded area, told his dad he saw an animal rolled up in a carpet, police said. The dad went to check and discovered it was a actually a person.
Because of the area and weather conditions, officers had to take special vehicles to the location of the body, police said.
The body was later identified as 30-year-old Nathan Marshall of the 1400 block of Fischrupp Avenue in Whiting, Ind., according to the coroner’s office.
An autopsy could not determine exactly what injuries he suffered, but ruled his death a homicide, according to a statement Friday from the Lake County coroner’s office.
Police said Marshall was reported missing Jan. 23 by a family member who said he hadn’t been seen since Christmas.
Gary police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Decanter said previously that the investigation is ongoing and a couple of “people of interest” have been identified.