Man found dead outside complex


The death of a Jackson County man left outside his half brother’s Seymour apartment has left police with many questions.

Aaron C. Kabzinski, 20, of Seymour ,was pronounced dead by the Jackson County coroner in a parking lot outside Regal Manor Apartments, where he was found Wednesday afternoon, police reported.

The half brother told police someone came to his apartment and knocked. He said he didn’t know the person, went outside and found Kabzinksi in the vehicle.

Detective Greg O’Brien said Kabzinksi was taken out of a backseat of the vehicle by the driver and the half brother, who noticed Kabzinski wasn’t breathing. At that point, the half brother said he was going to call 911.

“The driver got in the car and drove away,” O’Brien said.

He said police have identified the car as an older model red Nissan Altima but have been unable to locate it or the driver and two passengers in it.

“We’d like to talk to them,” O’Brien said.

The half brother called police dispatch at 3:25 p.m. Officer Derrick Shelley arrived at the complex at 625 S. Jackson Park Drive soon after that. He administered a dose of Narcan, a drug used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose, with no success, Assistant Police Chief Craig Hayes said.

Hayes said all indications show Kabzinski likely died of an overdose, although there won’t be an official cause of death until the autopsy and toxicology results are available.

Coroner Roger Wheeler said Dr. Wes Whitler conducted the autopsy at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour on Thursday morning, and no anatomical cause of death was found.

Wheeler said the cause of death is pending.

O’Brien said he has spoken with the prosecutor’s office about potential charges that could be filed against the people who dropped off Kabzinski at the apartment.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Chalfant said the office would review any information and evidence police forward.

“This is an area of law that is very fact specific,” Chalfant said. “We need to know all the details to determine if there was a crime.”

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