Missing teen’s body recovered in White River

INDIANAPOLIS. – At 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Indiana Conservation Officers recovered the body of Kevin Josue Flores Rodriguez from the White River near where he was last seen.

His family has been notified.

An exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Kevin Josue Flores Rodriguez

Searchers believe that Kevin Rodriguez, 17, went missing near the area of the 16th Street dam.

Carlos Rameriz, 45, and Rodriguez were at the river working on a canoe when they were swept over the dam, causing the canoe to capsize. Life jackets were not being worn at the time.

Witnesses helped Rameriz to shore. Rodriguez was last seen by witnesses floating down the river. Responders with the Department of Natural Resources, Indianapolis Fire Department and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department searched for Rodriquez.

Conservation officers and IFD searched upstream and downstream of the area, he was last spotted. Shore-based searches on foot, water-based searches by boat, and drone searches by air were used.