On the evening of January 10th, 2019 at 5:51pm the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible missing person from the rural Kentland area.
The caller stated the missing person was on his way to meet another individual at 7pm on the previous night and had never arrived. They also had not been able to make contact with the subject which was unusual.
Newton County Officer’s began an investigation and gathered information from subjects familiar with the missing person. Contact was made with the subject’s cell phone carrier and the last known location of the cellular device was provided to officers.
Newton County Sheriff and Kentland Officer’s searched a large ditch in the area of Bailie Street and CR 250 W, at which time a bicycle with an unresponsive male was located partially submerged in the water.
The subject was identified as 68 year old Gary Foster of Kentland, Indiana. Mr. Foster was pronounced dead at the scene by the Newton County Coroner’s Office. There is currently no evidence of foul play. Death investigation is being conducted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Newton County Coroner.
Assisting agencies: Kentland PD, Kentland Fire, Goodland PD, Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner