Autopsy shows man found on porch died of gunshot

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

South Bend Police were called to the 500 block of West Marion Street in South Bend after a homeowner found a dead body on her porch. The woman was on her way out of the house when she found the body.

Police arrived to the scene just after 8 a.m. St. Joseph County Metro Homicide was then called to the scene to investigate after determining the man did not die of natural causes.

The man was eventually identified as Edward Kleinwaechter, 49.

An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound.

The homeowner did not know the man. One neighbor, Melanie Stump, says she heard gun shots just after midnight. Stump did not call police though.


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