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Body of man who jumped into Fall Creek found two months later

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The Marion County coroner identified a body recovered from the White River Tuesday (March 13) as that of Robert Stiger.

Stiger went missing after jumping into Fall Creek following an argument with his girlfriend in January.

IMPD's Missing Persons unit investigated the disappearance of 32-year-old Robert "Moonie" Stiger of Indianapolis. He went missing early Thursday (Jan. 17th) from 1080 Indiana Ave. 

Stiger was last seen wearing a green zippered jacket with a Kermit the Frog hood, a black, blue and white sleeveless T-shirt, gray jeans with black leather flaps over the rear pockets, and blue Adidas tennis shoes. His hair had two layers of braids with the top layer having black beads and the bottom having white square beads. Stiger has multiple tattoos.

Officers were told that an argument between the man and his girlfriend may have led up to the incident. Friends told police the man had been drinking, as well.

Call 317-327-6184 with any information about this case.

Officers were called to the scene just before 1:00 am Thursday on a report that someone had fallen into the water from the bridge.

Police say Stiger and his friends had just left the Taco Bell in the 900 block of Indiana Ave. and at some point there was an argument. Stiger got out of the car and started to walk north on Indiana Ave. His friends encouraged him to get back into the car, but he quickly climbed over the bridge railing and either slipped or jumped off.  

Firefighters from the Indianapolis Fire Department arrived and determined the current was too fast to attempt a rescue.

IMPD officers walked the creek's north and south banks but were unsuccessful in locating Stiger.

IMPD used its Aviation Unit, which has thermal imaging equipment, and a heavy duty spot light was dispatched to the area to search by air. 

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