Suspect’s death closes book on 2003 homicide

The Fort Wayne Police Departmengt and Allen County Prosecutors office have closed the 2003 homicide case of Joshua Salyer, which occurred on Nov. 24 of that year. The suspect in this case, Lawton Carter Jr, died in 2017 before he could be charged in the murder.

Detectives received new information in mid-2018 and conducted several interviews, and as a result of the interviews and information provided by witnesses the FWPD and prosecutor closed the case.