Indiana Conservation Officers are assisting local law enforcement after a vehicle was located partially submerged in a Merrillville lake.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. Sunday, emergency personnel were dispatched to Big Maple Lake near the intersection of Randolph Street and Ainsworth Road for a vehicle partially submerged in the water, Conservation Police said Sunday.
Once on scene, responders checked the vehicle for occupants and located the body of a female inside.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.
Agencies on scene to assist were: The Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Winfield Police Department, Hobart Police Department, Merrillville Police Department, Merrillville Fire Department, Hobart Fire Department, Superior Ambulance, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.