The body found near a retention pond behind Zionsville Town Hall has been identified as 23-year-old Samuel Thomas Bennett of Zionsville.

The Boone County Homicide Task Force is investigating the death. Bennett was found near the Rail Trail. Officials said he died of apparent gunshot wounds.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office reported that the Boone County Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired in that area just after 6 a.m.

Zionsville Police Department officers searched the area but found nothing in the early morning darkness, the report said.

Then, according to the BCSO press release by Sgt. Chris Burcham, a resident called at 7:15 a.m. reporting a body in the retention area.

The Boone County Homicide Task Force and Boone County Prosecutor's Office are working on leads. They are urging anyone with possible information about Bennett's death to call the Boone County Communications Center at 765-482-1412 or send an email to tips@co.boone.in.us.

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