UPDATE: Police ID teen found dead outside New Carlisle home


The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating Sunday after a teen was found dead outside a home in New Carlisle.

Lt. Matt Blank tells WSBT officers responded to the 51000 block of Timothy Road around 8:30 Sunday morning after an 18-year-old male was found dead outside the home.

The teen has been identified as Andrew Jerome Tarquino, Jr.

Police say Tarquino was at a party the night before at the home on Timothy Road. Homicide detectives say they have interviewed several juveniles and one adult male who also attended the party.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the death, Blank says Metro Homicide is investigating.

An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.

The following is a release from Lt. Dave Wells with Metro Homicide:

On8-10-14at approximately9:30hrs. I was contacted by the Saint Joseph County Police Department in reference to an eighteen year old deceased male at a home in the 51000 block of Timothy Rd. in New Carlisle. SJCPD asked for our assistance in this death investigation given the unknown circumstances surrounding the death of the young man. Metro Homicide was activated per their request and went to the scene. Investigators with MHU began to interview several juveniles who attended a party the night before at the residence and one adult male. MHU crime scene detectives have processed the scene. Pending notification of next of kin, the identity of the deceased will not be released at this time. MHU continues to investigate the case. An autopsy will be scheduled with the county coroner's office as soon as possible.