A 32-year-old man was found dead in a northern Washington County pond one Saturday afternoon.

Jesse, J. Acton of Jackson County was found in a pond near 11000 Haleysburg Road. 

The family of the deceased has been notified.  

This investigation is ongoing.   

Officers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police Trooper Kevin Bowling responded after a 911 call at about 12:30p. 

A short time later, Detective Sergeant Dave Mitchell, Detective Mike Bennett, and ISP Crime Scene Technician Sergeant Phil D’Angelo also responded to investigate.  

When officers arrived, they observed the body of a deceased male located at the edge of a pond on private property.

As part of the investigation, ISP divers assisted detectives by searching the pond for any items potentially related to the case.

Investigators state the case is currently a death investigation as they continue to gather any possible evidence and conduct interviews.

An autopsy was performed on Sunday morning through the Washington County Coroner’s Office; however, a cause of death has not yet been determined. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the Washington County Coroner’s Office, the Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department, and the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted Troopers at the scene.