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Body found in Indiana pond identified as Chicago man

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Posted at 6:43 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 06:43:14-05

FISH LAKE (AP) — Authorities say a body found in a northwest Indiana pond has been identified as a Chicago man who family members say had been missing for weeks.

WSBT-TV reports the La Porte County coroner has identified the man as 47-year-old Joseph Clopton of Chicago. He went missing in mid-December.

Family members and friends searched his Chicago neighborhood for him. Authorities say he was found near Fish Lake in Indiana outside a bait shop.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.