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State police investigating death of former Henry County Sheriff

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 09:07:32-04

NEW CASTLE — A man was found dead Monday evening in a rural area of Henry County, northwest of New Castle.

The man found dead was later identified as former Henry County Sheriff and Commissioner, Kim Cronk. Henry County's current chief deputy, Jay Davis, confirmed to WRTV Cronk was found dead in his own home.

The Henry County Sheriff's Department has asked the Indiana State Police to head the investigation.

Cronk was found dead in the yard of a residence at 1492 Kennard Road. Investigators are saying very little about the case, except that it appears to be an isolated incident with no danger to the public.

The cause of death has yet to be released by ISP.