Michigan City man found dead during welfare check

2012-11-08T16:34:00Z 2012-11-09T00:04:55Z Michigan City man found dead during welfare checkTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 08, 2012 4:34 pm  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Police are piecing together the circumstances surrounding the “suspicious” death of a man who was found Thursday, officials said.

Police found the man just after 11 a.m while conducting a welfare check in the 300 block of Walker Street, according to a police news release.

Investigators were searching for a person of interest, Ryan Phelps, throughout the day and located him around 4 p.m., officials said.

Phelps, 20, of Michigan City, was brought to speak with investigators as “a person of interest” in the case late Thursday.

Details and an identity about the man who was found dead were not available Thursday as his family hadn't been notified yet, police said.

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