WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An identification has been made for a man found in a West Lafayette pond on August 23.
The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office identified the person as 30-year-old Minxi Yang from China. The ID was possible based on DNA results from the Indiana State Laboratory.
His body was found by West Lafayette police in a retention pond just north of the William H. Harrison bridge.
It’s unknown how Yang got into the water, and the coroner’s office has not released a final cause and manner of death. That information is pending a final autopsy report.
Yang was a graduate student at Purdue University.