Death Investigation Underway After Body Found in Lake

Death Investigation Underway After Body Found in Lake

North Vernon-The Indiana State Police and Jennings County Sheriff’s Department are currently conducting a death investigation after a body was found in a lake in the 1900 Block of East County Road 100 South, just south of Vernon, Indiana.

The investigation began at approximately 4:00 p.m. today when the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area after a caller reported spotting the body in a nearby lake. Indiana State Police Detectives were soon requested to respond to the scene to assist the sheriff’s department with the ongoing investigation. Indiana Conservation Officers also responded and provided K-9’s and other resources.

The victim was identified as Jama D. Brown, age 49, North Vernon, Indiana. The victim’s family has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Sergeant Jim Blevins with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department at (812)346-5111 or Detective Brent Miller with the Indiana State Police, Versailles Post at (812)689-5000.
The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department is being assisted by the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Jennings County Prosecutor’s Office.

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