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Man found dead inside ransacked Hobart home, police say

Man found dead inside ransacked Hobart home, police say

HOBART — A man was found dead when his wife returned to their Hobart home, which appeared to have been ransacked, police said. 

Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday police were called to the 3600 block of W. 61st Avenue, said Hobart Capt. James Gonzales. 

The woman said when she came home, she found her 75-year-old husband unresponsive on the floor. Police said the man had injuries on his body and was deceased at the scene. 

Gonzales said foul play is suspected in the man's death. 

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The house appeared to have been ransacked. Police set up a perimeter between 69th Avenue and Colorado Street and 61st Avenue and Liverpool Road. 

Police dogs were dispatched to the area and officers are searching for surveillance footage of the incident. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Hobart Police Department's Zack Crawford at 219-942-3406 or email him at


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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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