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Last updated on Monday, January 27, 2014
(JASONVILLE) - Greene County Prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw say no criminal charges will be filed in the death of a Jasonville man.
On January 1, just before 1 a.m., 25-year-old Joshua Ray was found dead in his yard on North Meridian Street.
Police began an investigation and an autopsy was performed.
Over the course of the next several weeks Detective Ryan Van Horn of the Jasonville Police Department and Detective Brad Stille of the Indiana State Police interviewed a number of individuals who had been in contact with Joshua or April Ray, including all of the individuals who had been present at the Ray's home before his death.
Detectives learned that Joshua Ray had exited his home and engaged in a verbal dispute with Justin McDonald, who had been walking away from the Ray residence with another individual, Tommy Terrell. Ray and McDonald then met in the middle of the road in front of the Ray home and the two began to fight. During the fight, Ray was able to climb on top of McDonald. While on top of McDonald and in the course of beating McDonald, Ray collapsed onto McDonald. McDonald was then able to get up and he left the scene with Terrell.
Neither individual called the police.
The results of the autopsy determined that Ray died of natural causes, cardiomyopathy a heart condition. Officials says, Ray suffered no injuries from the fight that were serious or that could cause death.
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