On Tuesday, the Clay County Coroner's Office confirmed the discovery of a dead body in rural Brazil Monday night.
According to Brazil City Police Department Police Chief Larry Pierce, around 11:30 p.m., Monday, the body of Jackie Patterson, 40, Brazil, was found in a creek near White Rock Road. (Patterson's immediate family has been notified.) Patterson was allegedly walking along the road after being involved in a dispute in the area.
The details about the cause of death, toxicology and exact location Patterson was found are being withheld to protect the integrity of the ongoing death investigation.
Clay County Deputy Coroner Amy Shelton confirmed to The Brazil Times an autopsy was performed Tuesday, but preliminary results are not available at this time.
Shelton confirmed further information regarding the investigation would not be available for at least a few weeks.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police also provided assistance in the initial investigation.