Death investigation underway in Eagle Creek Park

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INDIANAPOLIS — A death investigation is underway in Eagle Creek Park after a body was discovered not far from a parking lot on the reservoir’s west side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to a parking lot next to the Galyan’s Bear sculpture on the west end of the 56th Street bridge near 3:40 p.m. to investigate the death.

Police say the body was that of an adult male and was spotted by passersby. Police later identified the deceased as 33-year-old Matthew Mattingley.

Homicide investigators were called to investigate the scene as police stated the death did not appear natural.

IMPD is asking anyone who visited Eagle Creek Park and were in the vicinity of the bear sculpture on Sunday to contact investigators at (317) 327-3475 if they’ve seen anything potentially suspicious.

Tips can also be given to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana by calling (317) 262-8477.

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