The body of a man found dead in a Porter home on Monday has been positively
identified, Porter Police said.
The body was that of the home’s occupant, William R. Bouldrey, 42, of 1840
Main St., police said after deadline on Wednesday.
Due to the body’s severe decomposition, no cause of death was determined at
an autopsy conducted on Tuesday but the PPD does not believe at this point
that foul play was involved.
The results of a toxicology screen and tissue tests are pending.
The PPD did say that a search warrant was executed on Bouldrey’s residence
on Tuesday and that a marijuana grow operation was found in the basement of
Assisting the PPD in its investigation have been the Porter County Coroner’s
Office, the Porter Fire Department, the Porter County Drug Task Force, and
Porter County Sheriff’s Police evidence technicians.
The death investigation remains ongoing.
The body’s severe decomposition made it necessary for responders to wear haz-mat
protective gear provided by the PFD, Porter Police Det. Mike Veal told the
Chesterton Tribune on Tuesday.