UPDATE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police confirm that the bodies of three children and an adult male have been recovered from the south side pond near Bluff Rd. and Troy Ave. where a missing family was last seen before they disappeared. Authorities have not yet confirmed the recovered bodies are those of the missing Moorman family, but say that all signs point to that conclusion.
Indianapolis Fire Department divers located a car at the bottom of the pond matching the description of the vehicle belonging to Kyle Moorman. The bodies of three children were found inside, deceased. The body of an adult male was found in the pond earlier on Tuesday.
This story will be updated as additional confirmed information is released by authorities.
INDIANAPOLIS — A dead adult male was found in a lake on Indy’s southwest side where a missing Indianapolis dad and his three young children were last seen before they disappeared.
Police have not released the identity of the deceased man at this time.
According to police reports, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Indianapolis Fire Department were called to a lake located near Bluff Road and Troy Avenue at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday night on a death investigation run. A dive team was also called to the scene.
Numerous police officers were on scene along with dive teams, homicide detectives, firefighters and paramedics.
This is the same lake where family members previously said Kyle Moorman and his three young children were last known to be. Family and friends of Moorman were at the scene of the death investigation on Tuesday night, awaiting news from authorities as police set up a perimeter outside the lake.
Previously, family said Moorman and his young children — Kyle, Kyannah and Kyran, all under age 6 — disappeared after Moorman took the children fishing on July 6 at the lake located near Bluff and Troy. Moorman’s final phone ping put him at the lake at 12:48 p.m. on July 7.
Family even said a bottle belonging to the youngest child, Kryan, had been found along the bank of the lake prior to Tuesday evening’s tragic discovery.
On Monday night, family members and friends had taken it upon themselves to search the lake for traces of their loved ones, expressing frustration with the search efforts that had so far been undertaken by authorities.
“We’ve been out here alone,” said Mariah Moorman, Kyle Moorman’s sister.
“Nobody (will) help us,” said Gloria Hamblen, Kyle Moorman’s aunt.
On Monday, the family member of Moorman announced a $10,000 reward for information on him or his children’s whereabouts.
At this time, police have not yet confirmed if Moorman or any of the children have been found in the lake.
Police said the Marion County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the man found in the lake.
This story will be updated once more information has been gathered.