Bloomington, Indiana – On December 24th at approximately 11:40 a.m., Bloomington Police officers responded to Seminary Park at 191 West Second Street after a request to check on the welfare of a man.
According to Captain Ryan Pedigo, a passerby reported that several people had asked them to call 911 because a man was lying on the ground in the park and was believed to be dead.
Officers and emergency service personnel arrived on the scene and began resuscitation efforts but they were unsuccessful, said Pedigo.
Investigators spoke to several individuals inside Seminary Park who stated that they had spoken with the 51-year-old man earlier in the morning and he seemed fine.
Officers learned that several people had tried to get the male services the previous evening and had offered him to stay with them overnight, but the man refused and slept in the park, Pedigo added.
Officers checked on the man once during the evening hours of December 23rd and twice on the morning of December 24th, but the man was sleeping and refused any assistance.
Police say there were no signs of foul play or injuries to the man.
The decedent’s identity is not being released at this time until proper notification of his death can be made to next of kin.