Pendleton police investigating homicide

(Photo: Madison County Jail)

PENDLETON, Ind. (WTHR) - Pendleton Police and the Madison County Coroner's Office have determined a man's death Friday is a homicide.

Police said 33-year-old Michael C. Beard's girlfriend found him unconscious and not breathing Friday afternoon in a home on West Water Street.

Pendleton police said Beard was bleeding from a wound to his head when he was found.

Police arrested 25-year-old Austin James Frawley on a preliminary charge of murder.

Police said Beard and Frawley were longtime friends.

Frawley is currently in the Madison County Jail on a 72-hour hold.

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