Hendricks Co. coroner confirms remains are Morgan Johnson

Autopsy confirmed ID Saturday

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. - Hendricks County Coroner Joe Neuman confirmed that the remains found Friday in a vehicle submerged in water in Plainfield were those of Morgan Johnson.

The confirmation was made after an autopsy was performed Saturday. Dental records were used to confirm the identity.

Police said Johnson's driver's license was recovered as well.

Skeletal remains were found inside a vehicle submerged in a Hendricks County retention pond Friday.

Police confirmed the car belonged to 27-year-old Morgan Johnson, a missing Terre Haute man who was last seen in May 2011, but at the time, could not confirm the identity of the remains.

The car was found about 7 feet to 8 feet deep in the pond, and it was about 20 feet out from shore, police said.

Officials said Johnson was working nearby and had just been informed of his grandfather's death before he disappeared.

His seizure medication and other personal items were left behind in his room and officials said it was possible that he had a seizure while driving.

Police said Johnson's cause of death has not yet been determined.

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