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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:55 pm

Man found lying on Tonkel Road identified

The Journal Gazette

A 29-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the person found dead near Tonkel and Dupont roads early Tuesday, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Jacob E. Beck died from blunt force injuries, but his manner of death is undetermined pending further investigation, the coroner's office said in a statement after an autopsy.

His death remains under investigation by the county sheriff's department, the county prosecutor's office and the coroner's office, the statement said.

Police were called to the scene at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a man lying in the road. 

Police have said the man had suffered some trauma, but it wasn't clear whether he had been hit by a car, fell from a car or something else had happened. There were no witnesses, police said.