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The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is Asking for the Public’s Help in a Recent Death Investigation

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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE:             March 13, 2008

 

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is Asking for the Public’s Help in a Recent Death Investigation

 

 

Investigation Details

 

Details:     The Allen County Sheriff’s Department has sent two special investigators to DeKalb County to determine whether officers were negligent in there investigation of a car wreck that occurred on February 17, 2008.   22 hours later DeKalb County officers found Duane Squire, M/W/66 of rural Avilla, dead outside of his 1989 blue Oldsmobile.  His autistic grandson, 14, survived a night inside the car in single digit temperatures.  Allen County investigators are looking for the driver of a newer model maroon Ford F-150 pick-up truck with Florida license plates.  While on C.R. 19, the occupants of the pick-up provided a Garrett Police Officer with information about Mr. Squire’s vehicle after he drove off C.R. 48 and became stuck in a field east of Garrett around 3 p.m.   The information provided to the officer is believed to be crucial to the investigation.

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Lieutenant Troy Hershberger of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Division @ 449-7411or Detective Lieutenant Ron Rayl of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Internal Affairs Division @ 449-7137.   The caller’s identity will remain anonymous.

 

 

 

CONTACT:    Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954