Victim died of gunshot wound


WHITESTOWN — The sheriff’s office has released the cause of death for a 20-year-old Utica man found dead in a car behind a barn on Westmoreland Road Wednesday afternoon.

The preliminary autopsy results regarding the death of Quaheim Holland show that the cause of death was a gunshot wound.

The final autopsy results including toxicology reports will take several more weeks to complete, sheriff’s investigators said.

A portion of Westmoreland Road, near Gibbons Road, was closed Wednesday afternoon as Whitestown Police and sheriff’s deputies investigated the death.

A passer-by reported a motor vehicle accident, and Holland was found deceased inside his car around 12:20 p.m., the authorities added.


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