FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified the two men in a death investigation as 54-year-old Timothy L. Hartman of Ashley, Indiana and 58-year-old Neal Reading of Pleasant Lake, Indiana.
According to police, a vehicle arrived at the St. Joseph Hospital Emergency entrance at around 5:51 p.m., and the driver summoned assistance from the hospital staff. The staff determined a male adult inside the vehicle was in critical condition, and he was moved to the emergency room where the staff began medically treating him. According to police, the driver of the vehicle fled the hospital as soon as the victim was moved into the emergency room. The victim was pronounced dead by a physician shortly after.
Later, at around 6:13 p.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Michigan Avenue reference an unconscious male adult. Police and medics arrived on scene and found the victim unresponsive inside an apartment. He was transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the victim was pronounced deceased by a physician.
Detectives are currently interviewing a witness that was inside the apartment on Michigan Avenue where the second victim was located. Previous reports indicate the victims were acquaintances of one another.
Detectives stated neither victim had any visible signs of a traumatic injury. At this time, it is unknown if the two deaths are related or if they are criminal in nature. Crime Scene Technicians are currently processing the scene and collecting evidence.
This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.
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