Body found near pond along I-69 identified

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve determined the identity of the man whose body was found this month near an Interstate 69 interchange in central Indiana.

The Madison County coroner says dental records were used to identify the dead man as 48-year-old Jerry Elliott of Greenfield.

Police say a man fishing with his sons spotted the body Sept. 6 near an overgrown pond on private property at the I-69 and Indiana 38 interchange near Pendleton about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Investigators believe the body might have been there for about two weeks.

Pendleton Police Chief Marc Farrer tells The Herald Bulletin ( ) that how Elliott died was still under investigation.

State records show Elliott was released from prison last year after serving a sentence for a strangulation conviction from Elkhart County.


Information from: The Herald Bulletin,

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