Police investigate body found on grounds of north side church

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating after a man’s body was discovered Tuesday afternoon.

The discovery was made around 1:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of East 86th Street on the grounds of Union Chapel United Methodist Church.

Members of the church found the body on the playground.

He has since been identified as 49-year-old Gary Swenson. The Marion County Coroner’s Office has not yet released his cause and manner of death. A toxicology report is pending.

Police reported that he had gone missing overnight.

If you have any information on this case, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.