Indiana State Police is conducting a death investigation in Washington County

HARDINSBURG – At approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, July 9th, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department requested ISP assistance after a body was located near a roadway in southern Washington County. Detective Travis Baker and Detective Sergeant Dave Mitchell responded to South Green Mill Road, a rural county road between Fredericksburg and Hardinsburg. 

When officers arrived, they observed the body of a deceased male located in a wooded area, a short distance off the roadway. An autopsy was performed on Sunday morning through the Washington County Coroner’s Office; however, the cause of death has not yet been released. Investigators located an ID card on the deceased person; however, investigators are awaiting positive medical identification once all autopsy results have been received.  

As of the issuing of this news release, officers have been unable to locate any living next-of-kin.  

This investigation is ongoing.    

State Police investigators were assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the Washington County Coroner’s Office, and Washington County EMS.