Coroner identifies body found in pond as 14-year-old boy

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The coroner has released the identity of the person who was found in a pond on the city’s north side Thursday afternoon.

Officials said Ivan Vargas, 14, died from asphyxiation due to drowning. His death was ruled an accident.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Chris Wilburn said the incident does not appear suspicious and no foul play is suspected.

Crews found Vargas’s body in the 700 block of Lake Nora Court North, which is near East 91st Street and North College Avenue, around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

A resident of the Lakeside Pointe at Nora apartment complex said he saw the body on his way to the pool. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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