The Allen County Sheriff's Office has more details on a body found in a Perry Township pond Tuesday evening.
The sheriff's office says the victim is a 32-year-old white male from Kentucky. His name isn't being released just yet. His body was found floating in the pond at 3399 Greely Chapel Road just after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Detectives believe it had been there for what they called a 'significant amount of time.' Officials say there were no apparent signs of foul play and investigators say drugs were found at the scene and during an autopsy conducted in Toledo.
"At this point, they're working to contact family members and so forth," said Lt. Andre McConnahea. "They have identified the gentleman and it is a 32-year-old male from the State of Kentucky. We won't be able to release his name until all family's been contacted."
A complete autopsy and toxicology report will take up to two months to complete. They're still investigating and more information could be released at a later time.
Press Release from Lt. A. McConnahea
On April 9, 2019 at approximately 6:16 PM deputies were dispatched to 3399 Greely Chapel Rd. Lima, Ohio in reference to a deceased person. Upon arrival, they met with Perry Township Fire Department who advised an unidentified male was floating alongside the bank of a pond on the property. The individual was immediately recognized as deceased and visible evidence indicated that the individual had been in the pond for a significant amount of time. The Allen County Coroner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau responded to the scene. Following the on-scene investigation, the body was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to confirm cause of death. Suspected narcotics were found at the scene and additional narcotics were found during the autopsy. The victim is a 32 year-old white male and has been identified as a resident of the State of Kentucky, but his name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified. The autopsy report in its entirety, including toxicology, can be expected in the next 6 to 8 weeks. The investigation is on-going and an additional media release identifying the victim can be expected in the coming days.