Caleb Bailey death inquiry ongoing

Monday, August 21, 2017

Several days after the body of a Reelsville man was discovered on a rural Putnam County Road, law enforcement agencies continue their investigation.

An autopsy of the body of 24-year-old Caleb Bailey was completed on Friday by medical examiner Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

A cause of death will not be determined until lab results are returned.

Additionally, officers continue to look into other aspects of the case, Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton told the Banner Graphic.

Bailey’s body was found in the road in the area of county road 525 West and 1100 South, about a quarter mile south of Intestate 70. The call to Putnam County Dispatch around 2 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff’s department confirmed that Bailey had been fishing with a friend in the area late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

Besides interviews with Bailey’s unidentified fishing companion and other potential witnesses, police are also investigating a vehicle that was possibly involved in the accident that claimed Bailey’s life.

The vehicle belonging to the fishing companion is currently being held at the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post as investigators search it for clues about Bailey’s death.

The investigation is being led by PCSD Detective Pat McFadden with assistance from ISP crime scene investigator Jim Cody.

A 2012 South Putnam High School graduate, Bailey leaves behind his wife and young son, as well as his mother, father and two siblings.

View Bailey's full obituary.

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