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Missing Fremont Appears to be a Victim of an Accident
Tuesday Aug 01, 2017 2:11pm
Fremont Township • Fremont, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

A rural Fremont man reported missing to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office has been located and appears to have fallen victim to an accident.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Department says that 35-year-old Derrick E. Church was reported missing by friends and family over a week ago on July 20th when no one was able to locate or get in touch with him. Church was last seen walking to his residence in the 3800 block of East Peachy Road in rural Fremont from a neighbor’s house.

Sheriff’s deputies were called back to the Peachy Road residence for a report of a possibly deceased human body that had been located on the property last Friday. Upon arrival, deputies on the scene located human remains under the modular residence.

Through investigative efforts it was determined that Church had crawled under the residence with a live electrical wire to possibly make repairs to the home. He died from an apparent electrocution.

The investigation revealed no indication of foul play being involved.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Fremont Police Department, the Fremont Fire Department, the Indiana State Police, the Steuben County Coroner’s Office, and Steuben County REMC.

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