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Authorities ID suspected burglar crushed by 900-pound safe

March 15, 2019

MARION, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Indiana have identified a suspected burglar who was apparently crushed to death when a more than 900-pound (408-kilogram) antique safe fell over onto him.

The Grant County coroner’s office says autopsy results were pending for 28-year-old Jeremiah A. Disney of Marion.

The Marion Police Department says a homeowner called Tuesday to report that someone had broken into his garage. The homeowner told police a door frame had been damaged but the garage was so cluttered he couldn’t tell what might be missing. He found the body the next day while cleaning out the garage.

Police have said the antique safe had been knocked over and the suspected burglar’s body was found underneath. The Marion Fire Department helped lift the safe so the man’s body could be removed.