Body found in Boone Co. fishing pond

Police: Body had been in water less than 72 hours

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. - Lebanon police were investigating after a body was found in a fishing pond in Boone County.

The victim was later identified as 30-year-old Sean Hobbs of Essie, Ky. Police said he had been staying with friends in Lebanon since the middle of May.

Officials were dispatched about 11:20 Tuesday morning to the Boone County Conservation Club at 701 E. Noble St., where they found a body floating in the pond.

The club is a private organization, and keys are needed to get into the gate of the 19-acre property. The pond is surrounded by thick brush and a 6-foot fence with barbed wire, police said.

Two men were clearing brush at the pond when they saw the body and alerted police.

Investigators said there was no obvious cause of death.

An autopsy was conducted at Witham Hospital and officials said no cause of death was initially determined, but investigators were awaiting results from toxicology tests which could take four to six weeks.

Hobbs had been in the water for less than 72 hours, authorities said.

Dive teams were called in to do a water search, and additional departments were called to assist in the investigation of the grounds.

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