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Officials identify deceased person after pulling vehicle from Greene County lake

According to a release from DNR, the victim in the vehicle was identified as 85-year-old Robert Waters of Linton.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 4:12 PM
Updated: Dec 19, 2017 6:52 PM

GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Officials have identified the person found dead inside of a vehicle in Richards Lake.

Richards Lake is in Greene County.

According to a release from DNR, the victim in the vehicle was identified as 85-year-old Robert Waters of Linton.

On Tuesday, crews pulled his red Chevy Blazer from the lake.

Last week, officials issued a Silver Alert for Waters.

The search in the lake started on Monday afternoon, officers found a vehicle in a lake at the Greene-Sullivan State Forest.

We talked to conservation officer Nathan Lutz on Monday who said an officer on patrol found tracks leading to the water on Monday afternoon.

Not long after that, crews used sonar equipment and found a vehicle. Crews were working in the dark.

On Tuesday, crews pulled the vehicle with Waters inside out of the lake.

As autopsy for Waters is scheduled for December 20th.

We will continue to follow this developing story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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