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.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Few Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 103°
Robinson
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 103°
Indianapolis
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 99°
Rockville
Few Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 103°
Casey
Few Clouds
87° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 97°
Brazil
Few Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 103°
Marshall
Few Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 103°
Excessive Heat this Weekend
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Saturday Morning Weather Update

Image

Sullivan

Image

POST 346

Image

Friday Late Forecast

Image

Community remembers 'Mr. Marshall' as city's number 1 fan

Image

Hamilton Center holds annual employee kickoff

Image

Duke Energy hosts JAG Challenge

Image

Greene County combats infant mortality with perinatal navigator

Image

Two killed in four-vehicle crash on I-70 in Clay County

Image

All In: Terre Haute and Danville work to secure casinos just 60 miles apart

WTHI Events