Body found in rural Albion ID’d as missing man

Body was identified as Jonny Chambers

ALBION, Ind. (WANE) A body found in a rural area of Noble County Saturday evening has been identified as that of a Kimmell man missing since May.

Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp said early Tuesday that Jonny Chambers’ body was found around 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the area of the 1900 block of West C.R. 100 South, just west of Chain O’ Lakes State Park near the south branch of the Elkhart River. It’s not yet clear how Chambers died, though, as results of a Monday autopsy are still pending, Harp said.

Harp said Monday that “it was apparent” to deputies at the scene Saturday that Chambers’ body had been there for a “significant amount of time.”

Chambers was reported missing May 29, the day his red 1994 GMC pickup truck was found abandoned in a driveway at 2128 W. Wolf Lake Road in Albion. KPC News reported Monday that Chambers’ body was found “in the general vicinity” of that address.

Chambers was positively identified by tattoos on his body, according to Harp.

Harp said his department will continue to investigate the case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Noble County Sheriff’s Department at (260) 636-2182 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 237-7867.