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UPDATE: HENDERSON, Ky. (11/13/17) — The Henderson County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the man found deceased next to Ellis Park Saturday morning.

Donald Freels, 23, of Evansville, Indiana, died from a gunshot wound, authorities reported.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson Police and Evansville Police departments are working together to solve the case.

Nick Risley

SurfKY News Reporter

 

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/11/17) — A body has been found lying face down in the grass in a field next to Ellis Park this morning in Henderson.

Authorities say it "looks like foul play."

Henderson County Sheriff's Department requested Henderson County Coroner Bruce Farmer come to the scene just before 10 a.m.

Police are treating the death as a homicide and say the deceased is a male from Evansville, Indiana. Evansville Police Department is joining the investigation. The body is being taken to Madisonville for autopsy.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter

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