Police investigate body found in Broad Ripple
Few details released
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INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police are investigating after a body was found in Broad Ripple on Monday.
The body was discovered just after noon in the White River in the 6400 block of Westfield Boulevard.
A construction crew working along the river discovered the body in about 2 to 4 feet of water. One of the construction workers told RTV6 they spotted the body around 7 a.m., but they didn't realize until hours later that they were looking at human remains.
"(Investigators) were called to the scene and are still gathering information. The investigation is still in the very early stages and no positive ID has been made," said Indianapolis police Officer Michael Hewitt.
Police declined to speculate on the race or sex of the victim, and they wouldn't describe the victim's clothing or how long they think the body had been in the water.
"I'm not going there until we find out, number one, who is the person or the answer on a manner of death," said Metro Police Homicide Detective Robert Flack. "And it's too early to investigate and assume anything. And I just don't want to jeopardize that investigation."
An autopsy has been scheduled for first thing Tuesday morning.
Carmel police had asked last week for the public's help in locating Walton Matthew Ward, 23, who was last seen outside Peppers Bar in Broad Ripple the night of Oct. 12 when his mother dropped him off.
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