Body found at Clinton County Courthouse


By Tom Barr - tbarr@wnewsj.com



This was a scene Tuesday morning at the Clinton County Courthouse in Wilmington.

This was a scene Tuesday morning at the Clinton County Courthouse in Wilmington.


Tom Barr | AIM Media Midwest

WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office continues the investigation after a body was found Tuesday morning just outside at the main entrance of the Clinton County Courthouse.

The body of an adult male was discovered, according to CCSO Col. Brian Prickett, who spoke to the News Journal at the scene just prior to the body being removed from the area.

No other information was released at that time. Contacted later in the afternoon, Prickett said the investigation continued and the sheriff’s office was not yet in a position to release further details.

Motorists, including county employees, arrived downtown Tuesday morning and found sheriff’s vehicles blocking off South South Street between Main Street and Sugartree Street. A small tent had been erected on the courthouse landing, fronted by a line of hanging sheets, blocking the public’s view of the body and of investigators.

This was a scene Tuesday morning at the Clinton County Courthouse in Wilmington.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2021/05/web1_court-jonathan.jpegThis was a scene Tuesday morning at the Clinton County Courthouse in Wilmington. Tom Barr | AIM Media Midwest

By Tom Barr

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