The body of a successful tech consultant has been found by a dog walker along an isolated road in rural Indiana last April and a “real head-scratcher” investigation followed to determine his actual cause of death.
For long months, investigators tried to piece together the circumstances surrounding the death of 50-year-old David Fouts after finding his deceased corpse decomposing with cuts on his hands and duct tape marks on his wrists and ankles.
It appeared the avid cyclist and owner of three greyhounds were removed to the scene following his death but how he died remained a big mystery.
Even toxicology reports were inconclusive aside from the presence of chunks of mushrooms that Hamilton County Pathologist Thomas Sozio later ruled as poisonous if untreated.
“Mushrooms in the decedent’s stomach contents which were identified as Leucocybe connatum were the basis for the cause and manner of death.”
Katrina Fouts, the victim’s wife, and her longtime friend, Terry Hopkins, 64, were arrested Friday and charged with murder. Detectives discovered incriminating Google searches about deadly mushrooms on Katrina’s phone.