Body of missing wheelchair-bound man found in ditch

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 27, 2015) –The body of a 42-year-old wheelchair bound man was found in a water-filled ditch on the city’s southeast side Sunday morning.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police were initially called to the 7900 block of Yarmouth Way on a report of a missing person.

A search followed and an officer located the body of the missing man around 10 a.m.,  about a half mile away in the 4300 block of Ferguson Road.

Richard D. Roberts was declared dead at the scene.  Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious and described it as an unfortunate accident.

Roberts went missing sometime after midnight.   It’s not clear why he was on that section of roadway or where he was headed.

There are no sidewalks along that portion of Ferguson Road in Franklin Township.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s