A body found by Zionsville police cadaver dogs was identified Wednesday afternoon, June 20, as missing man, Todd Ryan Terew, 33.
Terew suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in a wooded property on the outskirts of Creekside Nature Park belonging to the Town of Zionsville, Zionsville Police Chief Robert Knox said.
Terew was reported missing by his brother, Peter Terew on Saturday, June 16. Terew was last seen at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, walking east on Poplar Street toward the Village.
Knox said he did not know the time of death.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if it was soon after he was last seen,” Knox said.
Knox said the gun was found on the scene but did not know if the gun was registered to Terew.
The body was found by three cadaver dogs from Camp Atterbury, which were used Wednesday after bloodhounds attempted to locate the man on Monday, June 18.
“The dogs are trained to smell actual dead tissue,” a police canine official said. “The dogs’ heads would go up every time we passed an open area and had a breeze. That’s what triggered us to check the other side (of Eagle Creek).”