Police officers fired a stun gun to subdue a man who was found in bed with the body of a 48-year-old woman who authorities said had been dead for several days.
An autopsy on Tuesday found no wounds to Sandra Warrix and the cause of her death was not immediately determined, Noble County Coroner Terry Gaff said.
…The 53-year-old man found with Warrix was being held at an Auburn mental health center on a 72-hour emergency hold, county Prosecutor Steve Clouse said. Authorities did not release the man’s name. “At this time it is premature to suppose that foul play was involved in the death of Ms. Warrix,” Clouse said in a statement. “Although the initial circumstances have raised questions concerning the death, it would be irresponsible to jump to conclusions.”
A relative of Warrix called police Monday night, saying she had not been seen or heard from in days. An officer arriving at Warrix’s home in the town about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne found the man lying next to her in bed, Chief Deputy Doug Harp said.
The man ordered officers from the house and the county’s special operations group later entered the home after several unsuccessful attempts to talk with the man. Officers fired two stun gun shots at the man after he did not respond to police commands, Harp said.
It was unclear whether the man lived with Warrix, but the relative knew him, Harp said.