UPDATE: No sign of foul play found in autopsy of body found in Elkhart River

Published: Jun. 15, 2018 at 12:05 AM EDT
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An autopsy of the body discovered in the Elkhart River Thursday evening reveals no signs of trauma or foul play.

The autopsy was performed Sunday.

The Elkhart County Coroner' Office also confirmed the man has been identified as 65-year-old Gilberto Bizarro Diaz, a resident of Goshen.

The cause and manner of death are still pending, as the coroner awaits toxicology results and microscopic analysis.


A man's body was found in the Elkhart River Thursday evening.

First responders found the body off Pike Street in Goshen, near Rogers Park. A significant portion of the area behind the playground was cordoned off with crime-scene tape.

Police had cleared the scene by approximately 10:30 p.m., but they were in the area where the body was found for several hours.

Officers said they did not suspect foul play as of Thursday evening, but standard procedure was to have the Elkhart County Homicide Unit investigate.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death over the weekend.

NewsCenter 16 will provide updates as they become available.