Work continues to turn the former Winamac Masonic Lodge into a county morgue and office building. Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston told the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday that his department has completed quite a bit of work, but there’s still a lot more to go.
Cremation will soon require a $25 disposition permit in Pulaski County. The county commissioners Monday adopted a pair of fee-related ordinances recommended by the Coroner’s Office. One of them creates a formal system of releasing bodies for cremation, according to Coroner John Behny. “Any time someone would be cremated, they would contact us and we would authorize, and they would send the money to the Auditor’s Office,” he explained.
The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office is pushing the county council and commissioners to finalize the purchase of the former Winamac Masonic Lodge as close to the original deadline as possible. Last month, the council and commissioners approved a joint ordinance to purchase the building for $50,000 from the Royal Center Masonic Lodge. The plan is to convert it into a dedicated morgue and coroner’s office, which the county has lacked until now.
The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office continues to explore the possibility of charging for copies of certain reports. Coroner John Behny and Chief Deputy Jon Frain presented a few fee collection options to the county council and commissioners last week. “We’re talking about the autopsy report, the toxicology report, the coroner’s summary, or the coroner’s verdict,” Frain explained. Continue reading
The Pulaski County coroner will soon have a dedicated morgue and office. The county council and commissioners voted Monday to purchase the former Winamac Masonic Lodge at 108 North Franklin Street for $50,000.
Autopsy results in a double homicide investigation in Pulaski County have been released.
Winamac’s new police station is almost ready, but town officials still aren’t sure what they’re going to do with the current one. It has been suggested that the portion of the Winamac Municipal Utilities Complex currently used by the police department could be rented to the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office.
A three-car accident in Star City claimed the life of a Logansport man in Pulaski County on Sunday evening.
Indiana State Police troopers were called to 6274 U.S. 35 in Star City where a preliminary investigation found that a vehicle driven by Bradyn Bordenet, 20, of Lafayette crossed the center line on U.S. 35. He was reportedly driving south in the north bound lane, forcing a 1930 Ford Model A off the road. Police say Larry Williams, 67, of Knox, lost control of the Model A and rolled approximately three times.
A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy was among the officers involved in Tuesday’s fatal police action shooting south of Francesville. Continue reading
A forensic autopsy on the Lafayette man killed in Pulaski County Tuesday morning confirms he died of multiple gunshot wounds. The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office is assisting the Indiana State Police and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in the death investigation of 36-year-old Peter J. Doffin, Jr. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office will soon have a different county-owned vehicle to use to transport bodies. Continue reading
A single-vehicle crash in Pulaski County claimed the life of a Hamlet man and injured another. It happened Sunday afternoon at 3:22 p.m. on State Road 39 at County Road 100 South. Continue reading
An early morning fire in Francesville has claimed a life. The Francesville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a home at 203 Yellow Street just before 2 a.m. Thursday. The home was in flames when they arrived. One person was able to escape, but a second occupant could not get out of the house in time, according to the incident report. Continue reading
Winamac Police Department detectives and officials with the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a two-month-old boy.
Winamac Police Chief Michael Buchanan told WKVI News that the infant died Tuesday morning at a home in the 400 block of Main Street in Winamac. The child had previous medical issues and no foul play is suspected at this time.