Death Investigation June 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

June 7, 2017

Death Investigation


Date:                           Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Time:                           2:30 p.m.


Location:                    800 N. Anthony Boulevard

Maumee River’s Hosey Dam





Fort Wayne police responded to the Hosey Dam, 800 N. Anthony Boulevard on the report of a body observed in the Maumee River. Once on scene officers observed a body floating on the north side of the dam entangled in a log jam.


The Fort Wayne Fire Department’s Water Rescue Team was summoned to the scene and with their resources the body was removed from the river and then taken to the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center where an autopsy will be performed to determine an identification, cause and manner of death.


An employee with the City’s water Filtration Plant conducting his regular rounds made the discovery as he walked along the catwalk of the Hosey Dam.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s office, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Branch.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department