Man Found In Attic Died Of Natural Causes, Police Say

Prosecutor To Decide If Charges Will Be Filed

A man who was found dead in September in Whiteland died of natural causes, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

The body of Michael Eaton, 50, of Whiteland, was found in late September in the attic of a home in the 500 block of Greensprings Drive.

Police questioned a person of interest in the case days after the discovery of the body.

Officials said there were people aware that there was a body in the home but that authorities were not initially called.

Eaton had previously been reported missing.

The Johnson County Prosecutor's Office will determine whether charges of failure to report a dead body, a misdemeanor, will be filed.

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