Body of Greenfield man recovered from pond in Hancock County

Indiana Conservation Officers are conducting a death investigation after the body of a Greenfield man was recovered from a retention pond Monday evening.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Cone Court and Longfellow Lane in Greenfield regarding a person in the water. 

Upon arrival, officers located the body of Charles Schrieber, 87, in 4 feet of water, near the shoreline. 

Family had noticed Schreiber was missing from his home and began searching the immediate area. After a couple of hours, they located his body in the pond, around which he frequently walked.

The incident is still under investigation.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted on scene by the Hancock County Coroner’s Office, Greenfield Police Department, Greenfield Fire Territory, and Hancock County Emergency Operations Center Dispatch.

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