Indiana State Police conducting rural LaGrange County residence death investigation

LAGRANGE CO. – At the request of the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, detectives from the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post are conducting a death investigation at a rural LaGrange County residence.

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department received a request for a welfare check at 7035 N County Road 675 West, Scott, IN, which is located northeast of Shipshewana. 

While conducting the welfare check, LCSD deputies discovered the deceased bodies of an adult female and an adult male inside the residence.  LCSD deputies secured the residence and requested detectives from the Fort Wayne Post to assist. 

Preliminarily, ISP detectives believe this to have been an isolated domestic incident involving only the two deceased victims.  Although this investigation is in the very early stages, at this time the facts and circumstances do not suggest that any other persons were involved. 

The LaGrange County Coroner’s office has confirmed identification(s) of the deceased as Ashley Lynn Hargrove, 36, of Shipshewana, IN, and Adam Brian Leslie, 38, of Shipshewana, IN.

The LaGrange County Coroner’s office has arranged for autopsies to be conducted at the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center in Fort Wayne later this week, information which will determine the cause and manner of death. 

This remains an active criminal investigation. There is no further information to release at this time.  When information does come available, an update to this initial release will be sent out.