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Indiana man finds body underneath 900-pound antique floor safe after suspected break-in

Posted at 3:49 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 15:49:04-04

MARION, Ind. – A Marion man found a body under his antique floor safe while cleaning out his garage after a suspected break-in.

Homeowner George Hollingsworth reported to police March 12 that he suspected someone had broken into his garage. He told police the garage door frame was damaged.

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Hollingsworth said his garage was packed with clutter, so he started cleaning it the following day to see if anything was stolen.

While cleaning, he discovered his 900-pound antique floor safe – suspended by a floor jack – had been knocked over. That’s when Hollingsworth found a body underneath the safe.

The Marion Fire Department lifted the safe in order to remove the body, and an autopsy has been scheduled.