Death investigation underway in Jennings County after mowing crews finds a body

JENNINGS CO. – Thursday, the Indiana State Police and Jennings County Sheriff’s Office began a death investigation after a body was located along State Road 3 in northern Jennings County, Indiana.

At approximately 12:00 p.m., the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office was called to State Road 3 near the Jennings/Decatur County Line after an Indiana Department of Transportation mowing crew located the body of a deceased male near the roadway.  The Indiana State Police responded to assist in the investigation.

The deceased male was soon identified as 27-year-old Joseph T. Gill, of North Vernon.  Gill had been reported missing approximately two days prior to his body being located.

The joint investigation by the Indiana State Police and Jennings County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing.  Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to contact the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office.

State Road 3 was closed in the area for approximately two hours while the investigation was ongoing.

The Westport Police Department, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, North Vernon Police Department, Westport Fire Department, Jennings County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Department of Transportation assisted with the investigation.