Coroner: Man pulled from Lake Shafer died accidentally

The coroners office said the cause of death was ruled as asphyxia due to drowning.

Posted: Apr. 26, 2018 9:12 AM
Updated: Apr. 26, 2018 9:20 AM

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Autopsy findings show the man pulled from Lake Shafer earlier this month died accidentally, according to the White County Coroner's Office.

The coroner's office said Daniel Lipps' cause of death was ruled as asphyxia due to drowning. 

Lipps' body was pulled from Lake Shafer on April 10 after he went missing March 23. 

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On the morning of April 10, White County Communications Center received a 911 call of a report of a body in Lake Shafer across from Tall Timbers Marina. A person fishing on the east side of Lake Shafer, just south of Tall Timbers Marina had discovered a dead body floating in the lake and called 911.

Lipps was reported missing after he ran away from deputies responding to a call of two unresponsive people at a home on Boxman Place off County Road 500 North. 

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