Authorities confirm body pulled from White Rock Park that of Christopher Easton

Christopher Demarrco Easton (Provided Photo/DNR)

ST. PAUL, Ind. (WISH) — Just past 11 a.m. Monday, a scuba diver located the body of a man in the bottom of a limestone quarry in Shelby County’s White Rock Park.

Authorities positively identified the body Tuesday as that of 20-year-old Christopher Demarrco Easton.

On Sunday, Easton went to White Rock Park with friends. Around 5:30 p.m., Easton was last seen near the campgrounds with his friends. Friends reported him missing when he failed to return.

When conservation officers arrived to the scene, they conducted a search and blocked off the body of water. When crews pulled Easton’s body out, investigators had very little details on what happened to the 20-year-old.

The autopsy has been completed with results pending.  However, authorities believe it to be a tragic swimming accidental death.

24-Hour News 8 was told toxicology results could come back in weeks to determine if alcohol was a factor.

Signs around the quarry are posted telling visitors to swim at your own risk. Visitors must also sign a waiver when entering the park.

“If you are not a swimmer, wear a life jacket or have one right next to you. The best thing you can do is swim in groups, not by yourself,” DNR officer Travis Stewart said.

Anyone with information should contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department at 317-398-6661.

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