A man missing since last week is found dead in an Indiana pond with his 3 young children

Four bodies recovered from a pond in Indianapolis were identified Wednesday as those of a missing man and his three children.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office said the deceased were Kyle Moorman, 27, Kyle Moorman II, 5, Kyannah Holland, 2, and Kyran Holland, 1, NBC affiliate WTHR reported. Moorman is the children’s father.

The Indianapolis Police Department issued a press release this week asking for the public’s help in locating Moorman and his children. They have been missing since July 6, when Moorman told his family he was going fishing, WTHR reported.

Police said they responded to a call just after 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday and, with the help of fire department divers, recovered the body of a man who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sonar technology later located a vehicle in the water. “This vehicle was pulled out of the water and three young children were found inside,” the statement said.

Officials did not confirm the identities at the time. In a statement Wednesday, police said there was “a commonality with the investigation into the missing persons of the Moorman family.”

Search and rescue teams worked Tuesday to recover a vehicle from a pond on Bluff Road in Indianapolis. Indianapolis Fire Department / Twitter

Deputy Police Commissioner Chris Bailey told WTHR that the vehicle matched the description of the car Moorman was driving when he was last seen. The same area was searched by officers on foot and with drones this week.

Police said a “death investigation” had been opened, adding that the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency was assisting.

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