Coroner: Missing Fishers man found deceased in woods died of natural causes

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind.— Officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that a Fishers man, who was reported missing Sunday, died from natural causes.

A search was initiated after authorities found 58-year-old Philip Paligraf’s truck, which was involved in a single-vehicle crash, in a wooded section of Montgomery County. Deputies later located Paligraf’s body in the area.

An autopsy performed on Paligraf revealed he died of natural causes. However, officials would not give further details regarding his death.

Family members reported Paligraf missing after he never returned home Saturday following a trip to Crawfordsville.

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