April 16, 2019
This morning around 10:50, the Paris police department
received a call regarding a deceased person being found.
A person mowing a yard
in the 500 block of NE 42nd saw a body lying on the ground in a
small grove of trees on the property.
Officers arrived and found the
remains of a person. The body appeared to have been deceased for some time and
is believed to be that of a male.
Justice of the Peace Gene Hobbs pronounced
the deceased at 12:16 PM and ordered an autopsy.
We do have a tentative
identification on the person but will wait for the medical examiner’s office to
Detectives have made contact with who we believe is a family member of
From preliminary investigation at the scene, we do not feel
the residents in the area should have concerns for their safety.
Chief of Police
Paris Police Department