Death Investigation Underway In Sullivan County

(SULLIVAN CO.) – On Sunday, at approximately 8:14 p.m., the Sullivan City Police Department requested the assistance of the Indiana State Police Putnamville District in reference to a death investigation of 48-year old Cosme L. Guzman, of Princeton. 

Preliminary information determined that Officer Mitchell Eberhardt, of the Sullivan City Police Department, initiated a traffic stop at US 41 and County Road 300 North in Sullivan on a vehicle in which Guzman was a passenger.  While speaking to the driver of the vehicle, Officer Eberhardt observed that Guzman was unresponsive.  Officer Eberhardt immediately called for Emergency Medical Services and provided first aid.  All life-saving procedures were used to no avail and Guzman was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

An autopsy will be performed at the Terre Haute Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 30.  

Death investigations can take several weeks or months to complete, dependent on the complexity of the investigation and review of the final autopsy and toxicology reports.  The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Indiana State Police detective Angie Hahn, with the assistance of the Sullivan County Coroner’s Office.

Assisting Agencies:  Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and SCAT Ambulance Service.