Update posted at 11:57 a.m.:
Dearborn County Water Rescue crews are on North Hogan Creek again Thursday.
On Wednesday night, crews pulled a submerged pickup truck from the creek in Hogan Township. Nobody was found inside it, but the owner of the truck has been reported missing by family.
Mike Schwartz tells Eagle 99.3 the truck belongs to his cousin, David Ochs, 39, of Aurora.
Schwartz said Ochs did not show up for work Wednesday and has not been seen in at least a day.
Calls to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department seeking more information have not been returned. Hh
Original story posted at 9:18 a.m.:
(Aurora, Ind.) – A pickup truck believed to be connected to a local missing person case was found submerged in North Hogan Creek Wednesday evening.
Dearborn County Water Rescue was called to the creek in Hogan Township near the 5300 block of North Hogan Road about 6:15 p.m. Some time later, crews using sonar located a truck in the water, said DCWR Captain Bill Black.
A wrecker was used to pull the truck from the creek. It was then determined that the truck is connected to a local missing person case. Black said that no person was found in the truck or in the water Wednesday. It was unclear how long the truck had been submerged.
Nobody with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department was immediately available to provide more information.
Black noted that the location where the truck was found was a considerable distance from the road.
Crews are returning to the creek Thursday to continue searching, but are not sure that a body may be there to be found, Black said. The creek banks will also be scoured.
Hogan Township Fire Department, Aurora Police, and sheriff’s deputies assisted DCWR at the scene.