Body of missing Whitley Co. teen found in lake

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The body of Marcus Wolfe has been found in a Whitley County lake.

Wolfe’s mother, Tammy, posted on Facebook Sunday morning her son’s body was found in Larwill Lake near County Road 700 West.

An out-of-state search and rescue team, Texas Equusearch, were involved over the weekend looking for Wolfe’s body. They were expected to search several lakes in Whitley County.

The Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office said the search team discovered Wolfe’s body overnight inside a car at the bottom of the lake. Divers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources retrieved the vehicle and body from the lake. The county sheriff and state police are involved in the investigation.

The 19-year-old Wolfe went missing in July 2016 and was thought to have last been seen leaving his home east of Columbia City. Police initially asked the public if they knew of Wolfe’s whereabouts to contact police, but investigators at the time never hinted at foul play.

A law enforcement source in Whitley County recently told NewsChannel 15’s Brett Thomas investigators are suspicious of possible foul play.

The Whitley County Coroner has not determined a cause and manner of death. A ruling is expected from the coroner following toxicology reports, according to the prosecutor’s office.

No other details have been made available.

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