Foul play suspected in death at SW Ind. plant

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say the man found dead at a southwestern Indiana Alcoa aluminum plant was from central Indiana.

Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse says investigators have identified the man as 35-year-old Joseph Nelson of Martinsville. His body was found Monday morning by workers in the coal-handling system of the power plant at Alcoa’s Warrick Operations along the Ohio River just east of Evansville.

Kruse says investigators believe foul play could be involved because Nelson’s injuries aren’t consistent with an accident, but didn’t release specifics.

An Alcoa spokesman says the company accounted for all of its workers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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