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Police and fire

  • 1 held in cemetery slaying
    Police have arrested a Fort Wayne man on a murder charge in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Monday in an undeveloped portion of Catholic Cemetery.
  • Police arrest suspect in school break-in
    A 30-year-old South Bend man has been arrested in connection with Monday morning's break-in at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, thanks to numerous tips, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said today.
  • Body found near graves
    Fort Wayne police were investigating the suspicious death of a woman found at an undeveloped part of a northeast-side cemetery Monday afternoon.

Victim of Sunday fatal crash identified

A man who died Sunday afternoon at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Woods Road in northwest Allen County has been identified as Brett Patrick Yunker, 23, of Fort Wayne, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Preliminary autopsy findings found the cause of death was blunt force trauma in a vehicle accident, the coroner’s office said in a statement.

Yunker is the 24th person to die in a traffic crash in Fort Wayne and Allen County this year.

The incident remains under investigation by the Allen County Police Department and the coroner’s office.