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"Prominent Doctor Dies in Plane Crash"
November 22, 2006
A well-known Indianapolis psychiatrist who testified as an expert witness in many high profile criminal cases died Monday when the plan he was piloting went down in an Illinois field.
Dr. Larry Davis was an expert witness in hundreds of criminal cases, dozens of them high profile, including the high profile case of the Johnson County murder trial of Ronald Shanabarger, who was tried and convicted of killing his baby son.
The private plane crashed just south of Milford, Indiana said Bill Cheatum, an Iroquois County coroner.
The coroner reported that the psychiatrist was on his way back from a business trip, and that there was no one else on the plane.
An autopsy will reveal if Davis was killed by the crash, or of some kind of health condition.
His family said that as far as they knew, Davis had no health issues that might interfere with his ability to fly. Federal authorities are investigating.
Davis was ejected from the airplane, said Cheatum, after the plane went town near the Indiana border.
A woman who said she heard a plane crash called 911 that Monday around 5:30 p.m.
Details about the type of plane Davis was flying were not disclosed.
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