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Second man in days found dead near open water in Portage
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Second man in days found dead near open water in Portage

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PORTAGE — A body discovered near a local marina Wednesday morning has been identified as 46-year-old Keith Muehring of Steger, Illinois, according to the Porter County coroner's office.

Muehring was last heard from Nov. 8 and was reported missing to the Steger Police Department the following day, the coroner's office said. No foul play is suspected.

The coroner's office said it was called out at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday to 1330 Crisman Road concerning the body found in the dock area of Westerman's Marina.

The discovery comes in the wake of a 42-year-old man who was pronounced dead Saturday after being found unresponsive at Dombey Lake in Portage, the coroner's office said.

It is believed Carlo Ernandes fell from a kayak.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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