UPDATE: Elderly drowning victim identified

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

An elderly woman is dead after what police are calling an “accidental” drowning outside a retirement community in Mishawaka.

She has been identified as Christel Moryl. She lived with severe dementia.

Her body was found in a pond Monday morning at the Waterford at Edison Lakes.

Members of the Mishawaka Fire Department pulled her from the pond and pronounced her dead at the scene.

The St. Joseph County Coroner will officially determine the cause of death.


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