Man, 3 children pulled from pond identified as Kyle Moorman and children: Coroner – WRTV | Hot Mobile Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A man and three children who were pulled from a pond on the city’s south side late Tuesday have been identified as the missing father and children that police and family were looking for earlier this week, Marion’s coroner’s office confirms County.

Police say 27-year-old Kyle Moorman and his three children — 1-year-old Kyran Holland, 2-year-old Kyannah Holland and 5-year-old Kyle Moorman II — were pronounced dead after emergency services found them near the Bluff Road and Troy Avenue. Family members had previously looked for them there.

The causes and types of death are still open, according to the coroner’s office.

Emergency responders found the children in a car at the bottom of a pond and Moorman nearby. According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Chris Bailey, divers spent hours searching the water.

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Family members told WRTV Moorman went fishing with the children but never returned. They also said he didn’t bring any extra clothes or diapers.

All four were last seen around 11pm on July 6 but were not reported missing to police until Saturday.

Moorman frequently fished in the area where police found him and the children – but family members were unsure where he was going on the day he left. They had searched many different areas where Moorman often fished.

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“Regardless of the circumstances, we know that a man and three young children died tonight … we don’t know why and we don’t know how,” Bailey said at the scene. “I guarantee you the detectives working behind me will do whatever it takes to provide answers to this family and community.”

The circumstances surrounding the deaths of Moorman and the children have not been clarified.

“This currently stands as a death investigation,” the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in an update Wednesday afternoon. “Detectives are working to determine what led to this incident.”

On Wednesday, IMPD provided the following timeline of their investigation into the disappearance of the Moorman family. The following was provided entirely by IMPD.

July 9th

9:17 p.m.: Kyle Moorman, Kyle Moorman II, Kyannah Holland and Kyran Holland have been reported missing by a family member. This family member shared that there had been no contact with Kyle since 6/7/2022 at approximately 11:00 p.m. This family member shared that Kyle was driving a black 2009 Saab with an unknown temporary license plate. Kyle told this family member that he was going fishing with the kids in the Wildwood Farms subdivision.

10th of July

9 am: Detectives went to the Wildwood Estates area at Block 7700 of Southeastern Avenue to search the detention ponds surrounding the residential area. This was based on the original missing persons report. Upon arrival, detectives checked 12 different detention ponds for possible entry points that could have been made by a vehicle. Due to fences, residential buildings and large stone landscapes surrounding the ponds, it was determined that a car could not have entered any of the ponds.

A detective familiar with the area identified a large retention pond called “Sloan Ditch” on Hunter Road as a possible search location. At 11 a.m., detectives entered a dirt lane behind the Indiana Bible Church. Detectives noted that vehicle traffic with tire tracks in the mud and disturbed shrubbery has recently appeared on the path. There was a blue open fishing rod along the roadway. The fishing rod was photographed and marked with a GPS map marker. Detectives walked the entire area of ​​the body of water and found fresh tracks into the water on a makeshift boat ramp. Officers completed their search around 12:30 p.m. and returned the rod to the Missing Persons Office.

12:40 p.m: Detectives contacted Kyle’s family. The family advised Kyle to have custody of all three children and reported Kyle had no mental illness, substance abuse and had not made any threats of suicide or threatened to harm the children.

13 o’clock: Detectives reviewed prison records for Kyle Moorman and the Department of Child Services for the possible whereabouts of the children.

6:45 p.m: Posters of Kyle Moorman, Kyle Moorman II, Kyannah Holland and Kyran Holland were created and mailed department-wide.

6:55 p.m: Posters and photos were sent to the Public Information Bureau for release to the media. Information was also released on social media and local media.

7:07 p.m: Detectives have contacted the last known person who spoke to Kyle Moorman on the phone, and that person has advised that nothing appears out of place. The person said the kids were sleeping in the car and Kyle shared that his phone was dying of battery power. Last known contact 07/07/2022 at 00:24

8:43 p.m: A search warrant was prepared and issued for Kyle Moorman’s phone records. A search warrant was also sent to his phone provider.

21 clock: Detectives are trying to find the missing license plate number in the LPR (License Plate Reader) system. The license plate could not be found or entered because the vehicle was recently purchased. Detectives reviewed over 2,500 images to locate the vehicle Kyle was driving.

July 11th

9:40 a.m: A request is sent to Kyle’s cell phone provider for phone ping and history data for his cell phone.

10:07 a.m: Anonymous tip. Black Saab station wagon with loud exhaust pipe eastbound 79th Road east of Fall Creek. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

10:21 a.m: Phone pings begin on Kyle’s cell phone. Cell phone pings indicated the device was powered off.

10:28 a.m: Anonymous tip. One person testified that they would kill Kyle and the children. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

11:18 am: Anonymous tip. A car parked at Indy Surplus Liquidators asking for a welfare check. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

11:19 a.m: Anonymous tip. Individuals saw a possible suitable vehicle on Friday at 6:15 p.m. in Indianapolis. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

13 o’clock: The Boone County Sheriff’s Department was called to the Cracker Barrel in Zionsville. A cooperating person believed Kyle Moorman and his children were on the restaurant’s surveillance video. Detectives determined it was not the missing family, but photos and video were collected.

2:55 p.m.: Tip: The caller said they saw a black Saab with tinted windows and a tall white man with no facial hair in the parking lot of a gas station at Marion University. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

3 pm: Tip: The caller said they saw a man who appeared to be Kyle Moorman with three children and a wife at the Shoe Carnival on July 10th. Shoe Carnival confirmed they had video, but the tip was unfounded.

3 pm: Tip: A box of diapers and children’s shoes is in the driveway at Block 2300 of Kessler Blvd. north dr Photos were collected, but the tip was unfounded.

4:48 p.m: Anonymous tip. Said person saw Kyle Moorman on July 10th at Lickity Split in Brookston, IN. No children were observed. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

6:33 p.m: Anonymous tip. The tipster said he saw Kyle Moorman at the Marathon gas station on Morris Street in Indianapolis. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

19 o’clock: Moorman’s family searched the pond on Bluff Road. The family believes this was the final whereabouts of Kyle Moorman and his children as they found the password to Kyle Moorman’s email account. Southwest District had at least six cars at the scene. Officers walked the shoreline and saw no sign of a vehicle in the water. A bottle and clothing were collected as possible evidence; However, the place is littered with garbage and other debris. Family members could not confirm or agree that the items came from the Moorman family.

8:26 p.m.: Detectives sent Kyle Moorman’s cell phone history data from the carrier to the FBI for analysis. The FBI helped map the locations of Kyle Moorman’s cell phone.

10:41 PM: Tip: The caller may have seen Kyle Moorman in Parke Co, IN, but did not observe any children. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

July 12

10 am: Tip: The caller from Marquette, Michigan saw a man with three children who was believed to be Kyle Moorman. Detectives followed up on the sighting, but the tip was unfounded.

10:35 a.m: Tip: The auto glass repair shop said Kyle Moorman had his windshield replaced on the day of his disappearance. Collected SMS from Kyle Moorman and bill.

12:30 pm: Detectives and Aviation Unit conducted a drone search of the pond at 2921 Bluff Road and the surrounding area. There was nothing on the surface of the water and there was no evidence that a car had entered the water. While detectives were at the scene, Kyle’s family approached them and informed them that they had hacked his email and showed that the last known location was near the 3000 block of Bluff Road.

12:51 p.m: Detectives scheduled a DNR sonar boat search of the ponds at 2921 Bluff Road and Sloan Ditch Pond for 9:00 am July 13

13 o’clock: Detectives began checking Kyle’s cellphone records. It has been determined that there are two possible locations on the southeast side where Kyle’s phone last pinged.

13 o’clock: Detectives reviewed video at a store on Bluff Road. On July 6, video shows a similar vehicle that matches the description of the vehicle driven by Kyle Moorman, but has not been able to be verified as Moorman’s vehicle.

2:29 p.m: Detectives reviewed detailed phone log data sent by the FBI for Kyle Moorman’s cell phone.

2:57 p.m:Tip: The caller thought they saw Kyle Moorman’s vehicle pulled up at the curb in Arlington/Shelbyville, just south, with garbage bags outside the vehicle.

3 pm: Detectives and the Aviation Unit conducted a drone search of the Sloan Ditch Pond. Vehicle tracks are at the edge of the pond; However, nothing is observed in the water.

Police are encouraging anyone with additional information to contact IMPD Detectives at 317-327-3475 or Jesus.Soriajr@indy.gov. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS).

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