IN: Missing hunter from Pendleton found dead
Missing hunter from Pendleton found dead
Apr 30, 2011
Deputy, Indiana - Searchers located the body of a missing turkey hunter
early Saturday morning. Concerns were raised when Jon R. Widener, 49, from
Pendleton, had not returned from turkey hunting.
Widener left his home early Friday morning to travel to private property
northeast of Deputy, Indiana, which he and friends lease to hunt. His
friends noticed Widener's vehicle parked at the property when they arrived
to hunt in the afternoon.
After the evening hunt, the friends became concerned when Widener had not
returned. According to investigating Indiana Conservation Officer Steve
Miller "They looked for him for some time but were unable to locate him."
Emergency services were contacted at approximately 11:00pm Friday.
Emergency response personnel gathered to conduct the night-long search.
"Our search went on through the night but searching for someone fully
camouflaged amid foliage by flashlight is less than ideal" Miller said.
According to family members Widener was found by his son who drove from
Pendleton to assist in the search. He was found at approximately 7:30am
There did not appear to be any visible injuries to Widener. No foul play
Jefferson County Coroner Alice Jackson has scheduled an autopsy Saturday
to determine cause of death.
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