KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Thomas Schmeltz, of Bourbon, Indiana, has been identified as the body pulled from the Tippecanoe River on Wednesday. He was 65.

The Kosciusko County coroner confirmed a deceased male was found in the Tippecanoe River on Wednesday, May 8.


The preliminary cause of death has been determined to be drowning.

Around 3 p.m. on May 8, Indiana Conservation Officers located Schmeltz’s body in the Tippecanoe River in Kosciusko County near SR 10 and SR 19, reports InkFreeNews.

According to Facebook, Schmeltz was originally from Wakarusa, Indiana and worked at Crossmark. He attended Manchester University and Penn High School Mishawaka, IN.

Geo quick facts: Kosciusko County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. Census 2010 recorded the population at 77,358. The county seat is Warsaw. The county was formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland – Wikipedia.