Fort Wayne Police cancel search for missing man

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Fort Wayne Police have canceled the alert for a missing Fort Wayne man after he was found dead of an apparent suicide.

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Fort Wayne Police are searching for a 22-year-old man who went out hunting with a friend Friday night and never came back home.

FWPD Detectives say Carter David Batchelder was supposed to move into an apartment at Ball State Saturday but never returned home after he went out hunting.

The friend told police Batchelder left his home on the north side of Fort Wayne around 9 p.m. Friday, and hasn’t been seen since.

Police say his phone is off, and his girlfriend and other friends haven’t seen him. He hasn’t contacted his parents, either.

Detectives say Batchelder’s phone was last used near Churubusco.

Batchelder is described as standing about 6’2″ and weighing about 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark-colored shorts, a blue t-shirt and may be wearing a hat.

He was last seen driving a 2001 blue Honda Insight with plates ATL265.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, you’re asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-1222.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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