Man found dead in Elkhart River identified, investigation continues
The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says they are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Elkhart River near his home.
Deputies and Indiana Conservation Officers were called to the area of 15902 CR 44 to investigate reports of a body found.
The victim was identified as 82-year-old Lyle Burtsfield.
His body was found around 2:30 p.m. in the water near the US33 bridge in Benton Township, according to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.
Indiana Conservation Officers are responding to a body found in the Elkhart River. More information to follow. #IndianaICO— ICO District 1 (@icodistrict1) June 2, 2016
The coroner's office will conduct an autopsy on Friday to determine Burtsfield's cause of death.