Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police Detectives have been looking for a 35-year-old missing Washington County man and Monday morning found a body that could be that of Skyler Naugle, who was reported missing on Saturday, July 21 by family members.
While waiting on an autopsy, police are still following leads in their search for Naugle.
However, according to ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin, “there is a good possibility that the found body is that of Naugle however, until an autopsy is performed and positive identification is made nothing can be determined.”
Police received information that Naugle had visited 7707 East New Cut Road in Little York.
Police say Naugle was last seen on Monday July 16th in the early morning hours in the Little York area of Washington County.
Monday morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from detectives from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg in searching for a missing person around the Little York area of Washington County.
As part of their search for Naugle, officers visited 7707 East New Cut Road in Little York.
As officers began speaking with an occupant of the property they gained enough information to believe Naugle had been to the property before he went missing.
At this point they obtained permission to search the property from an owner and they also obtained a search warrant.
While searching the property officers located a body in a wooded area near the home.
The body was not recognizable enough to prove an identity and an autopsy is planned for Wednesday in Washington County, to determine an identity and cause of death.
Naugle is a white male, 35 years of age, 5’-7” tall, brown hair and brown eyes, (a photo is attached).
This investigation is a death investigation. After the autopsy and a confirmation of the cause of death is made this status could obviously change.
Anyone with information regarding the missing person Skyler Naugle or the body found is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743 or the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at 812-883-5999.
The Washington County Coroner’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office are assisting in the investigation.
This investigation is continuing.