LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) - A body was found in a pond at the Boone County Conservation Club, 701 E. Noble St. in Lebanon on Tuesday. The body was identified later Tuesday evening.
Two men clearing brush discovered the man floating in a pond around 11 a.m., police say. Officials said the man was taken out of the water just after noon.
An autopsy performed Tuesday at Witham Hospital revealed no immediate cause of death. Investigators will await toxicology results, which take four to six weeks to process. The man had been in the water for 72 hours or less.
Lebanon Police Lt. Brent Wheat says the victim was partially clothed and did not have any identification on his person. Someone did come forward and provide a matching description of some tattoos on the man, leading to a tentative identification of the man.
The victim was later identified as 30-year-old Sean L. Hobbs from Essie, Kentucky. Officials say Hobbs had been staying with friends in Lebanon near the Conservation Club.
Police say the league is a popular place for fishing. The area is fenced in and can only be accessed by members who have a key. The Conservation Club is a 19-acre private fishing area and shooting range.
Lebanon resident and former member of the club, Kelli Woodall, says she was on edge as investigators searched the area around her house for clues.
"It is creepy," she said. "(I'm) hoping maybe someone accidentally fell in and it is not the alternative."
Police were treating the entire area as a crime scene Tuesday afternoon.
Lt. Wheat said investigators still need to question the people who last saw the victim alive. The autopsy conducted on Tuesday revealed no signs of trauma.
No other details were immediately available. Stay tuned to WISH-TV for updates.
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