Body found at Crosley Fish and Wildlife area

JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a missing Dupont man whose body was found yesterday on state property at the Crosley Fish and Wildlife area, south of North Vernon.

Officers located the body of Donald Bladen Jr., 53, yesterday afternoon in a wooded area just north of Birch Lake on Crosley Property.

The Jennings County Coroner positively identified Bladen and pronounced him deceased on the scene.

The incident is still under investigation and an autopsy in scheduled for later this week.