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CORONER: Foul play not suspected after woman found dead in ditch

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Published: Nov. 5, 2021 at 3:41 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Although details are still pending, the Allen County Coroner’s Office says foul play is not suspected after a 49-year-old woman was found dead in a ditch along W Coliseum Blvd. Wednesday.

Officers say they were called to the 1000 block of W Coliseum Blvd., near the Regency Inn motel, after someone told police they discovered a woman’s body in a ditch as they were tending to a nearby memorial.

Police said there were no obvious signs of a crime and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday, the coroner identified the victim as 49-year-old Peggy Laverne Chambers of Fort Wayne.

Her cause and manner of death are still pending further testing, but the coroner says foul play is not suspected.

This remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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