Death in Rural Medaryville House Fire Ruled a Homicide

Pulaski County Chief Deputy Coroner Jon Frain has ruled the death of a person in last week’s fatal house fire in rural Medaryville as a homicide.

According to the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office, the decedent has yet to be identified through DNA analysis. The victim’s identity will be released by the coroner’s office once it is known and the next of kin is notified.

On Monday, Aug. 13, around 2 p.m., emergency responders were called to the scene of a house fire in the 9000 block of County Road 300 North in Medaryville. Police say the victim was found inside the home.

While the deputy coroner has ruled the death a homicide, the manner of death remains under investigation. The autopsy results are anticipated to give authorities a closer look into the incident after they are analyzed.

No other details are available at this time.

The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office continues in its investigation along with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from the Indiana State Police and Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.  In addition, the Medaryville Police Department, Medaryville Fire Department, North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department, and Pulaski County EMS assisted at the scene of the fire call.

If anyone has information about this investigation, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 574-946-6655.