News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 26, 2013

Police investigate Putnam death

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in his home in rural Putnam County.

Foul play is not suspected in the death of Richard E. Newman, 68, of Poland. Family members requested a welfare check of the man after they were unable to make contact with him, according to an Indiana State Police news release issued Thursday.

There were no signs of foul play and no indications of forced entry into the home, the ISP stated.

Troopers located Newman deceased in a living room chair. He had a medical condition that may have been associated with his death, according to the ISP.