Bodies of 3 children, man found in pond likely missing family, Indiana police say

Kyle Moorman and his three young children had been missing since July 6

The bodies of three children were found inside a vehicle that was pulled from a pond in Indianapolis, Indiana, late Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Metro Police Department said in a press conference. 

The children were found after the body of an adult man was discovered in the water. 

The bodies have not yet been positively identified but are likely Kyle Moorman and his children, an Indianapolis family who have been missing since July 6, police said. 

"There is commonality with the Moorman family," an officer said in the news conference at the scene. "We can’t verify, in fact, that Kyle Moorman and his three children Kyran, (1), Kyannah, (2), and Kyle Moorman II, (5), were inside the car or in the pond, but at this point all signs point to them. We want to extend our condolences to the family and friends hurting tonight knowing their loved ones are no longer with us."

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Kyle Moorman with his three children. 

Kyle Moorman with his three children.  (Indianapolis Metro Police Dept. )

He said the vehicle matches the description of the one Moorman was said to have been driving. 

The incident is currently being treated as a death investigation, the officer said, noting there are a lot of questions surrounding the circumstances of the deaths. 

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Earlier Tuesday, Moorman’s sister said the family was offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who could help them locate Kyle Moorman and the children. 

An Indianapolis police officer updates the media at the scene where four bodies were found in a pond Tuesday night. 

An Indianapolis police officer updates the media at the scene where four bodies were found in a pond Tuesday night.  (Indianapolis Metro Police Dept.)

The family disappeared last Wednesday after Moorman said he was driving to his brother’s house to go fishing. 

The disappearance was reported by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday.

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Moorman’s cell phone had reportedly last pinged near the pond, leading to the search. 

An Indianapolis police officer gives an update Tuesday night after four members of a missing family were likely found dead in a pond.

An Indianapolis police officer gives an update Tuesday night after four members of a missing family were likely found dead in a pond. (Indianapolis Metro Police Dept.)

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"The is heartbreaking for everyone involved regardless of the circumstances. We know a man and three kids are dead tonight. We don’t know why and we don’t know how," the officer said. "We all need to support the family and wrap our arms around them tonight and in the days that are to come as they grieve this loss."