Missing Hammond man’s body recovered
By CArrie Napoleon Post-Tribune correspondent July 22, 2014 12:06PM
Updated: August 24, 2014 6:23AM
MOROCCO — The Kentland Fire Department recovered the body of a Hammond man who disappeared under the water Saturday on JC Murphy Lake at the Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area.
Indiana conservation officers are continuing to investigate the death of Saul Lopez, 24, of Hammond, whose body was pulled from the water at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Conservation officers and the Kentland Fire Department had been searching for Lopez since Saturday evening when he disappeared under the water while trying to swim to shore after the raft he and another man were on began to deflate after it was punctured.
The Newton County Coroner’s office took custody of Lopez’s body at the scene.
The coroner’s office could not immediately be reached.