(4-15-21) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced that his office is investigating the suicide of a Ft. Wayne, Indiana man. At 11:53 AM the Sheriff’s Office was notified regarding a vehicle that had been parked behind a farm structure on Sell Road, just off State Route 118, Rockford, for several days. Deputies and Celina squad members responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, deputies located a vehicle registered to Jerry E. Garrett (66) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Garrett was listed as a missing person out of Ft. Wayne, Indiana since April 7th. He was located deceased inside the vehicle. The manner of death appeared consistent with a suicide. Mercer County Coroner Timothy Heinrichs was contacted and released the deceased to Dick & Sons funeral home, Celina.