Indiana State Police Conducting Death Investigation In Scott County

(SCOTT CO.) – Thursday afternoon, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Indiana State Police detective Travis Baker and crime scene technicians were called to the Leota Trailhead of the Knobstone Trail after a man was found deceased near the trail entrance. 

The trailhead is located at 12598 East Saylor Road, Salem, just inside Scott County, near the Scott-Washington County line. 

Once officers arrived, they found the body of 54-year-old Billy James Wagers, of Salem, lying in the woods near the parking lot to the trailhead.  No foul play is suspected.

The Scott County Coroner has ruled the cause of death as natural. 

State Police investigators were assisted by the Scott County Coroner, Indiana Conservation Officers, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and Scott County EMS.