Person of Interest Held In L’burg Man’s Death

Posted On November 11, 2011

David Schwede

Dearborn County Law Enforcement


(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Investigators say a death investigation is underway after a man was found dead in his Lawrenceburg apartment Wednesday.


A Lawrenceburg Police Department press release issued Thursday morning said Lawrenceburg EMS responded to a medical emergency call Wednesday afternoon at 1104 Mountain Way Apartments. 


When they arrived, EMTs found 50-year-old John Chenault, of Lawrenceburg, dead.


Lawrenceburg Police were then called to the scene.


Police say a person of interest, David Schwede, 47, is in custody. Schwede is previously from Michigan according to the release.


A daily arrest list shows Schwede was booked into the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Wednesday evening on a Murder charge.


The case remains under investigation by Det. David Schneider of the Lawrenceburg Police Department with assistance from the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit and Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.


Anyone with information on the death investigation should contact Lawrenceburg Police, (812) 537-2284.




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