Body found in White River identified as missing Carmel man

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Indianapolis Metro Police say a body found in the White River Monday is that of a missing Carmel man.

Police confirmed that the body is that of Walton Matthew Ward. The 22-year-old went missing Oct. 12 after being dropped off in Broad Ripple in front of Peppers Bar.

A caller told a 911 dispatcher about the body in the water near the 6400 block of Westfield Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. Monday. Workers in the area along Westfield Boulevard noticed the body and called police.

Officers worked with Indianapolis firefighters to recover the body from the water.

Homicide detectives and the Indianapolis/Marion County Crime Lab were called to the scene.

Anyone with information about the body is asked to call IMPD Homicide at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.