Police ID body found in St. Leon

ST. LEON, Ind. — A construction crew found a human remains while working on a property in St. Leon Tuesday.

On Wednesday, an autopsy was performed and the body was identified as John Werner, 44, of St. Leon.

“At this time there doesn’t appear to be anything suspicious regarding Mr. Werner’s death. Werner was reported missing by his family on February 15th, 2021 and was last seen February 12th, 2021 at 11:00pm at his residence on Trojan Road in St. Leon not too far from where his body was recovered,” the Dearborn County Sheriffs Office reported.

Dearborn County Sheriff Shane McHenry stated, “This was a heartbreaking ending for many in the close knit community of St. Leon and the Werner family will be in my thoughts and prayers.”