INDIANAPOLIS – Investigators are now hoping to determine if a body found in White River Tuesday is that of an Indianapolis man who has been missing since January.
A construction worker spotted the remains, prompting dive crews to pull the body out of the water.
The discovery could be related to a Jan. 17 incident in which several people told police that 32-year-old Robert Stiger jumped into Fall Creek. He had been arguing with his girlfriend after leaving a Taco Bell restaurant.
The girlfriend told police that Stiger had gotten out of a car and climbed up on the railing of the Indiana Avenue bridge over Fall Creek.
The witnesses said Stiger either fell or jumped off the bridge into the water. He hasn’t been seen since.
Fall Creek flows into the White River very near where the body was found, near 10th Street and White River Parkway.
The Marion County Coroner has scheduled an autopsy on the body for Wednesday morning. Until then, it won’t be known whether the body is that of Stiger.