Body found in White River could be that of man who disappeared in January

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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.

Robert Stiger


  • him

    Pray for the family he was loved by many and has touched a lot he will be missed pray for his wife the mother of his kids give them the heart like their dad now fake wife chandra go sit down you have moved in let them heal

  • Barb

    I’m at peace to know and hope now my nephew body will tell the real story on what happen to him. God always has a plan.

  • jackie stiger

    i am a ex wife and i see all the comments some good some bad yes hes found his he can rest now . and mrs love him how you gonna call someone fake that is his wife have a little respect and you sit down and let someone pray for you chandra has a heart and feelings please dont be so disrespectful who are you to judge others anyway.

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