Body of Jackson County man found in private pond in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY Washington County Sheriff’s deputies and the Indiana State Police were sent to the 11000 block of Haleysburg Road in northern Washington County after a resident reported finding a body in a pond at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The deceased male has been identified as 32-year-old Jesse, J. Acton of Jackson County. The family of the deceased has been notified.

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.

This investigation is ongoing.

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.