MERRILLVILLE — Police and the Lake County coroner's office are trying to identify a body found Sunday afternoon near a busy commercial intersection.
Police Chief Joseph Petruch said Sunday evening authorities were called to a retention pond on West Lincoln Highway where the body was discovered.
"We don't suspect foul play. The body had probably been there for four to six weeks," he said.
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Petruch said they are now looking through missing person reports to find one that matches the person found.
The Lake County coroner's office said they were called shortly after 2:30 p.m. to the location. They could only identify the body as that of a man. They are still investigating the cause of death.