Body Found In Private Pond In Ohio County

Conservation Officers responded to the incident on Saturday evening.

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(Ohio County, Ind.) - An investigation is underway after an Ohio County man was found dead in a private pond.

The body of Weston Ellis, 39, of Bennington, was located at a property on Bells Branch Road early Sunday morning.

The initial investigation revealed that Ellis went under the water Saturday evening and never resurfaced. His body was found in approximately 10 feet of water.

The incident remains under investigation and an exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.  

Conservation Officers were assisted in scene by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, Dillsboro Police Department, Ohio County EMS, Rising Sun Fire Department, Bear Branch Fire Department, and Indiana State Police.

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