Father and three children found in submerged car in pond ‘died accidentally’
A man and his three young children who were found dead in a car submerged in a pond after leaving for a fishing trip died accidentally, a coroner’s office said.
Kyle Moorman, 27, of Indianapolis, and his children — Kyran Holland, one, Kyannah Holland, two, and Kyle Moorman II, five — all died of fresh water drowning, with the father found to have been intoxicated, the Marion County coroner’s office said.
Their bodies were found on July 12.
The family went missing after leaving on July 6 to go to the pond on Indianapolis’ south side.
Officers went to the pond on July 12 after a report of a dead person in the water.
A man was pronounced dead, and a dive team later found a vehicle with the bodies of three children inside, police said at the time.
Family and friends of the Moormans had offered a 10,000 US dollar (£8,691) reward for information leading to their whereabouts.
They had searched the pond and the surrounding area for days.
Mr Moorman’s sister, Mariah Moorman, had said her brother’s phone last pinged near the pond at about 12.40am on July 7, a few hours after he was seen.
She said her brother often went night fishing.
“As far as we know, he was coming out here to go fishing,” she told The Indianapolis Star at the time.
“That’s what he told my sister. It’s not odd. He does it all the time.”
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