FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man’s body was found Sunday morning in the St. Marys River at Promenade Park.

Fort Wayne Police initially responded to a call saying a body was seen floating in the river just before 10:30 a.m.

Emergency crews conducted a water rescue at the scene near the park’s amphitheater. Crime scene investigators were there to collect any potential evidence.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department recovered the body from the water around 11:45 a.m., over an hour after the initial report was called in.

The victim was identified Monday as 45-year-old Charles Edward White of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found White died of asphyxia due to drowning. The manner of death is pending, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Jeremy Webb said it is always concerning when a body is found in any circumstance.

“Anytime you find a body in a river, it’s concerning. You just don’t know the circumstances,” Sgt. Webb said. “A lot of things could happen. Was it intentional? Was it an accidental drowning? Was there any kind of criminal intent with it? We just don’t know, we don’t want to jump to conclusions but yeah it’s always concerning when you find a body in a river, regardless of the circumstances.”

It is still unknown what happened and how the body ended up in the river. The incident remains under investigation by DNR, the Prosecutor’s Office, and the Coroner’s Office.