UPDATED: Crews retrieve body from Maumee River

("Police Line/Police Tape" by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): An investigation is underway after a person’s body was recovered from the Maumee River near downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday morning.

Police, fire, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officers and medics were called to the area near the intersection of Spy Run and Lafayette Street at 8:41 a.m. after someone reported seeing the body.

A drone found the body of a man on the south side of the river in some underbrush.

The body was pulled and was taken for an autopsy.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the body as Alexander Ray Turner, 28 of Fort Wayne. He was reported missing to the Fort Wayne Police Department on April 29 by family members. His cause of death was ruled asphyxia due to drowning, and his manner of death was ruled an accident.

The incident is still under investigation by DNR.


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