Chesterton Tribune

Man found dead in Kankakee River

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WHEATFIELD, Ind. (AP) The body of a man has been found in a northwestern Indiana river after a search that began when a neighbor found his running lawnmower parked along the fast-moving river.

A state conservation officer says 62-year-old Alan Miller was found Thursday morning in the Kankakee River about 140 yards downstream from where his mower was left in the rural area near the Jasper County town of Wheatfield.

Officer Shawn Brown says searchers worked for several hours until nightfall Wednesday trying to find Miller in the river about 30 miles southeast of Gary. An autopsy was planned to determine how Miller died.


Posted 6/23/2011