UPDATED: Dead Body Extracted from Vehicle on Dixie Highway

Police are declining comment. Bystanders describe the scene as "very graphic."

UPDATED, 6:23 p.m.

A man reportedly found dead in a car outside Bogart's Charhouse may have committed suicide, according to a source on the scene. A forensics team is investigating.


UPDATED, 6:15 p.m.

A forensics team is on the scene and at work inside the police barricade near Bogart's Charhouse, where a dead body was reportedly found. Authorities are declining comment. Stay tuned to Patch as more information becomes available.


UPDATED, 5 p.m.

A forensics team is on the scene near Bogart's Charhouse, where multiple sources have reported a dead body found in a white car. Check back for more from Patch as updates become available.


BREAKING NEWS, 4:26 p.m.

There have been two unverified reports of a dead body found in a white car near Bogart's Charhouse.

The dead body exhibited a slit throat, according to multiple sources. Police have closed off Dixie Highway between Olive Street and 183rd Street. It appears the body has yet to be retrieved from the vehicle.

Patch will update this story as new information is released.

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Resident 4 March 30, 2012 at 05:58 PM
@ Homewood walker, Not true. I have been driving w/o a front plate for 4 yrs. I live in Homewood and gotten stopped once but never have gotten a ticket. I lost it in an accident and never replaced it. I got a speeding ticket 3 yrs ago and they never mentioned anything about my front plate missing.
Megz Daddio Mcmuffin March 30, 2012 at 09:36 PM
@ Steph where you on the scene? Are you an investigator? From what I hear there was no such thing found.
brokenhearted March 31, 2012 at 12:43 AM
please take no offense. is he the type of person to use that spice stuff? so many who have used it have attempted suicide or homicide when they would NEVER EVER do anything remotely like that when not using it. i know of a lot of young people using it thinking it must be harmless not knowing what it has done to sooo many. please know i am not trying to slander. someone i love and respect has used it.
Baby mama3 March 31, 2012 at 02:17 AM
I find it mighty strange that if johnny did not choose to take his own life or how ever it may be yall would not have so much crap to say what he did and how he did it.This was a good loving,hard working father,friend,husband etc thats it thats all that needs to be said. R.I.P BD We gone miss you so much(tears)
ATL GIRL March 31, 2012 at 03:22 AM
R.I.P Johnny we have a new angel!!!!! (WILD 100's)
Angel Anderson March 31, 2012 at 08:54 AM
steph.love9,see/no evil,speak/no evil,you was not there if you was ,you was not in the car to witness this so watch what you say.how do you know there was a note, that was not release to the public. may god bless you.
Angel Anderson March 31, 2012 at 09:20 AM
we all are human and we as human being speculate on how thing should be or how we want thing to be ,but it ok each and every will be judge by our highe power ,power greater than ourselve,there no room for error in each and all of our lives it is mark in stone it set and there is no turning back there is a day set for every one so enjoy your days and be prayerful because we all have our day take this time to get yourself ready because it's coming,so love one and all ,so quite with your negative comment,and just pray for one and all and remember he has to answer god and not uuuuuu. love you ,and this is johnny aunt linda anderson,god bless all
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM
As noted above it is possible to slit your own throat and happens more often than you would think. Those people asking for details of the note and the weapon used should be ashamed of themselves as well as those spreading rumors and casting doubts. Suicide seldom , if ever makes sense to others. It is very sad . Please have some repect for this man's family AND our Local,State and Medical authorities and experts.
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I have not at all heard it referred to as "Bogarts Homicide" Besides that it was NOT a Homicide
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM
The authorities covered and removed the plates until family could be contacted
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM
This was a Suicide, NOT a Homicide. No one committed a crime .
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM
You are VERY wrong. It IS very possible to slit your own throat and happens moe often than you would think
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Thank you for your intelligent and insightful comment. The only point I would like to make is Black people DO attend White people's Funerals and vice versa. I personally am White but have attended Funerals with "mixed" attendees . The this person was probably not in attendence of that particular Funeral
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM
It is comments such as yours tha t are not needed or appreciated.
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM
NO evidence of such was found for that to have been the case. Trust your Authorities NOT the Rumor Mill!
Lynn March 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Thank you so much for your comment! You are absolutely correct!
Christopher Paicely March 31, 2012 at 01:25 PM
K.S. I removed your comment because it violated Patch's Terms of Use. Please feel free to post your comment again but without the profanity.
Karla bramstadt March 31, 2012 at 04:19 PM
My prayers go out to the family. Losing a loved one is hard enough with out all this BS. Why doesn't everyone leave them alone to mourn their loss.
P Griffin April 01, 2012 at 01:09 AM
I passed by today and willl always remember what happened at that location....I also say a prayer for him and I didn't even know him !! However, I did notice a makeshift memorial with balloons and.candles @10am this morning.....by 4: 30 pm it was removed !! Why?? By who ?? Obviously someone who knew him and loved him put it there, so why not let it stay a week at least. If the ppl from.Bogarts removed it, I dont understand . If it was because of publicity , to late for that, other memorials in Homewood were left untouched longer. It was off to the.side and out of the way .....what was the harm??? Prayers going up for the soul of this young man and all of his friends and family!! If an injustice was done remember....WHAT IS DONE IN THE.DARK ALWAYS ALWAYS COMES TO THE LIGHT!!! Gods law!! Blessings for u all.....
Jami lulkowski April 01, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I think this person needs to be questioned possible suspect or accomplice. No note was mentioned. Could of been a note but only the authorities and suspects would know that then.
Jami lulkowski April 01, 2012 at 01:43 AM
My prayers go out to your family and friends. You have my deepest condolences. God, please hear all of our prayers and catch this monster who performed this horrendous ungodly act. Amen!
Jami lulkowski April 01, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I agree, and this is why this world is such a bad place. No one could.care less about hurting someones feelings especially during a time like this. I think the people in his life are going to know more than people just reading or watching the news. Let his family and friends mourn.....send your prayers and positive thoughts and feelings but nothing more and have some respect. What if it was one of your brothers, or cousin, or husband, or father? Think of the kind of respect you would want.
Resident 4 April 01, 2012 at 01:53 PM
I went to cleaners yesterday and saw the memorial his family put up. I stopped and said a prayer for his family. I did not know him but it touched my heart and I think about it, because he was someone's brother, son, uncle, cousin,husband,best friend and it was a horrible situation that occured. Only god knows what his family is going through and may he guide them in this very tough moment. Someone said memorial got taken down :( If it was Bogart's that's horrible. It affects no one and people need to let the family just grieve.
rgb April 01, 2012 at 02:13 PM
From what it sounds like everyone has lost the main focus which is that yet another human being has lost his life.......but here is a page full of comments IVESTIGATORS ..........SMH.........have some compassion for the family that lost there love one cause while you all are trying work, fiqure ,it out God Got It!!!!!!!
SAC-J's GURL April 02, 2012 at 12:38 PM
2day my heart is heavy @ the passing of a friend! I knew Johnny since we were little kids! He was BEST Friends with my Cousin! He and I shared many childhood memories Growing up, all of joy and laughter! He was a true Sweetheart all the years I've known him! It matters NOT how he passed but that he's gone! Whether it was suicide or homicide God knows and He's in control! I pray that God's will be done even in this situation and if foul play is the case that the guilty parties would would be apprehended! I am praying for his entire family, especially Lil Johnny! R.I.P Johnny Gone but NEVER 4Gotten!
Ann April 02, 2012 at 02:40 PM
This most obviously a murder. Who would decide to drive over to bogarts and slit their own throat? No one! People don't commit suicide like that. This man needs justice, he was murdered but people are trying to pass it off as a suicide. This is murder but police are trying to cover it up because they don't want people to know that their is crime going on in Homewood. My prayers go out to the family of him.
Ashley April 07, 2012 at 05:01 PM
There hasn't been any "official" update on what actually happened on here. I tried searching on yahoo but couldn't find anything. Does anyone know what actually happened?
Jen April 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM
A man has lost his life, and that is ALL any of us know at this time. The Authorities are the ONLY ones right now aside from his immediate family as to ANY details. So, please, people, stop speculating. While it is POSSIBLE to slit your own throat, it is HIGHLY unlikely. WE do not know ACTUAL cause of death, whether or not weapon was found, whether or not there was a note left behind, only the Family/Coroner/Authorities will have that information. @Lynn, no offense, but are you one of those three? You seem to KNOW an awful lot about this case! My prayers are with the family, for peace and also for some answers and justice.
Jen April 11, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Also, I'd like to add...if the car WAS from out of State...it is not Indiana. Indiana does not have City Stickers. Unless the car has old stickers still in it.
Jewell (JewJew) Goins April 27, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Someone was in the back seat of my Brothers car. He did not do this to his self. He loved life to much


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