Police and the coroner are investigating the death of a Lafayette man who was found on the ground on Pierce Street


LAFAYETTE, Ind. — No one yet knows why Jason Murray died near his car in the 1900 block of Pierce Street on Wednesday evening.

Officers found Murray, 43, of Lafayette, lying face down, police said. He showed no obvious signs of injury, and police described the death as suspicious due to Murray’s age.

Murray was found lying in the grass between the curb and sidewalk outside a relative’s home, Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said.

Costello’s investigation indicated that Murray had dinner earlier in the evening with family members who lived near where Murray was found. Relatives last saw Murray in his car preparing to leave a family member’s home at a reasonable hour.

The coroner’s office was called at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday to send a deputy coroner to the scene, Costello said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday evening, Costello said.

Contact Ron Wilkins at rwilkins@jconline.com. Follow on Twitter: @RonWilkins2.

This article originally appeared on the Lafayette Journal & Courier: Lafayette Police: Man’s death on Pierce Street labeled ‘suspicious’

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