Man found dead at Fortville park

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Police: Man found dead at Fortville park

FORTVILLE — A man was found dead at a Fortville camping area this weekend in what police called an apparent suicide.

The man died from a single gunshot wound to the head, police said. He was found Saturday night among a line of trees in American Legion Park, which is north of the Hancock County-Madison County line. A gun was found a few feet from him, police said.

Law enforcement officers with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Fortville and McCordsville police departments were called to the park Saturday after a report came in that a person had been shot.

Rescue crews attempted to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The investigation was then turned over to Madison County officials.

The man’s name has not been released.

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or