Man pulled from Maumee River was reported missing

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man whose body was pulled from the Maumee River in downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday morning had been reported missing last week.

Rescue crews were initially called around 8:45 a.m. to the Maumee River just past the convergence of the St. Marys and St. Joseph rivers, after a passerby spotted something floating in the river.

Drones, boats and crews on foot began searching the area.

A drone located the body of an adult male on the south side of the river in the area of Edgewater and Columbia Avenue, “snarled in underbrush,” police said.

Police at the scene said no foul play was suspected after an initial investigation.

The victim was identified Wednesday as 28-year-old Alexander Ray Turner of Fort Wayne. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Turner died of asphyxia due to drowning and the death was ruled accidental.

Family members reported Turner missing on April 29.

Police said the investigation was handed over to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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