Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 6
Friday June 30th, 2017 :: 11:51 p.m. EDT


Indiana Conservation Officers Investigate Possible Drowning at Eagle Creek Reservoir (Marion County)

DNR NEWS            
Division of Law Enforcement    
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748
For immediate release: June 30, 2017
Indiana Conservation Officers Investigate Possible Drowning at Eagle Creek Reservoir (Marion County)

Indianapolis- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a possible drowning that occurred this afternoon at Eagle Creek Reservoir in northwest Marion County.

This afternoon at approximately 4:43 p.m., authorities were dispatched to 4000 block of Dandy Trail for a person in the water.  Multiple witnesses observed a Hispanic male go under the surface of the water and not re-surface.

Divers with the Indianapolis Fire Department deployed and were able to recover the victim at 5:23 p.m.  The victim was then transported to IU Methodist Hospital.

Despite the quick response and recovery, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 5:53 p.m. The victim has been identified as Miguel A. Perez-Murillo, 34, of Indianapolis.  The family has been notified and have made a positive identification. 

The investigation is underway into the events leading up to and the reason for Perez-Murillo to end up in the water.

An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow morning to determine the cause of death.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted on the scene by IFD, IMPD and Pike Township Fire Department.
Media contact: Indiana Conservation Officer Jet Quillen, DNR Law Enforcement, (317) 903-1671

Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 6
P.O. Box 282
Ninevah, IN 46146

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 812-526-4101

Navigate & Discover