WHITE COUNTY, Ind. – A shocking discovery unfolded last week when a fisherman stumbled upon the body of 37-year-old Tyler Dilley in the Tippecanoe River.
Dilley, a resident of Monticello, had been reported missing, prompting the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DR) to launch an investigation.
According to Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials, at approximately 5 p.m. Friday, the fisherman contacted White County 911 dispatch after finding the body near East Ohio Street in Monticello. Responding swiftly, local law enforcement and the White County Coroner promptly recovered the remains.
Authorities have yet to determine the cause of Dilley’s death, as an autopsy is pending.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is urging individuals with any information regarding Dilley’s whereabouts prior to his tragic demise to contact Indiana Conservation Officers Central Dispatch at (812) 837-9536.
Working collaboratively, the White County Sheriff’s Office, White County 911 Dispatch, White County Coroner’s Office, Monticello Police Department, and Monticello Fire/EMS diligently assisted in the recovery efforts.
The heart-wrenching incident has sent shockwaves through the community, and investigators are appealing to the public for any relevant information that might aid in unraveling the circumstances surrounding Dilley’s untimely death.