MARION — Police are investigating after a homeowner found a body under a safe in his garage the day after he reported a possible break-in.
Marion Police Department Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey says a homeowner on West 3rd Street called Tuesday and said he suspected someone had broken into his garage after he found the door frame damaged. The homeowner told police his garage was packed full of clutter and he would begin cleaning it the next day to determine if anything was missing.
While cleaning out the garage, police say the homeowner discovered that his antique floor safe was knocked over and a body was trapped underneath it. The safe, which weighs over 900 pounds, was suspended by a floor jack.
The Marion Fire Department was called to lift the safe and remove the body. Asst. Fire Chief Jordan Lamb says they had to use hydraulic spreaders to lift the safe and put cribbing underneath to stabilize it before they could remove the body.
Police have identified the body as Jeremiah A. Disney, 28. His cause of death is still under investigation.
If you have any information about the crime contact the Marion Police Department at 765-662-9981 or Crime Stoppers at 765-662-8477.