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UPDATE: Officials find body

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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.

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Why has there not been an update? I think we the people of Brazil need to be regularly updated on the investigation. We need to know justice is being pursued. We need to know if this was a homicide or an accident.

-- Posted by sickhorse on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 11:50 AM

I was thinking the same thing, but that would make sense.

-- Posted by WickedSpring64 on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 12:43 PM

We still don't know who was involved in the accident that killed Pat Knierm a couple of years ago. Can you say "selective journalism"?

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 6:28 AM

I think we should keep this story going by posting questions about the degree of importance being placed on other articles instead of this story. For example, I am glad there was a $1,000 donation for more security cameras. But, I feel a lot safer knowing if this was a homicide more so than whatever may happen at the park being caught on film.

-- Posted by sickhorse on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 11:22 AM

I have often asked why BT doesn't address area/national issues too! But, never hear anything so I guess it doesn't warrant an answer.

I too would like follow ups on several articles that they chose to run.............

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 1:23 PM

I guess maybe everyone missed the line in the story that says "Shelton confirmed further information regarding the investigation would not be available for at least a few weeks."

Isn't it possible no more information has been made public to us or the newspaper yet?

-- Posted by axegrinder1313 on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 11:08 PM

Conservative Dad - According to the Times, they know who was involved with the accident with Pat Knieirm, but didn't follow up on it. I would petition the BPD to see if they did find anything amiss.

-- Posted by EarlofCheese on Fri, Jul 15, 2011, at 11:08 AM

Im a friend of the family of Jackie and I really think something needs to come from this I mean they still know not a thing of what caused his death or anything. Its time CCSD step up and do their job.

-- Posted by kline89 on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 11:32 PM

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