Autopsy completed on North Vernon resident found Saturday

Indiana State Police say that an autopsy was completed Monday morning on Jama D. Brown. The body of the 49-year-old North Vernon resident was found Saturday in a lake in the 1900 Block of East County Road 100 South, near North Vernon.

Indiana State Police (ISP) Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that the Jennings County Coroner’s Office determined that the cause of death was from drowning. He says that toxicology results are pending and could take four to six weeks. Wheeles says that, at this time, foul play is not suspected in Brown’s death. Authorities remain unclear as to how, or why, Brown ended up in the lake.

Wheeles adds that the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police continue to work together on this investigation.