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Coroner: Body found in Tippecanoe Co. pond identified as missing man

As we previously reported, family of 65-year-old Percy Lee Driver was searching the banks of the Wabash River at Lyboult Sports Park in Lafayette on March 27.

Posted: May 10, 2021 5:29 PM
Updated: May 12, 2021 3:31 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) -- A body found in a rural Tippecanoe County pond has been identified as a man missing since December of 2020, according to coroner Carrie Costello on Wednesday.

As we previously reported, the family of 65-year-old Percy Lee Driver was searching the banks of the Wabash River at Lyboult Sports Park in Lafayette on March 27.

Costello said his body was found May 1 in a privately owned pond on County Road 100 East.

DNA from a family member had to be used to positively identify Driver.

Costello said no foul play is suspected, but there was no evidence of natural disease.

A cause of death is now pending a toxicology report.

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