Who was Kyle Moorman? Indiana dad's body found in pond, bodies of 3 children found in car at bottom
While the bodies haven't been positively identified, the car in which the three children were found matches the description of Moorman's — a 2009 black four-door Saab
The bodies of a man and three children have been pulled out from a pond on the south side of Indianapolis on Tuesday night, likely bringing a tragic end to the search for a missing Indianapolis dad Kyle Moorman, 27, and his three children who went missing after leaving for a fishing trip on July 6.
While the bodies haven't been positively identified, the car in which the three children were found at the bottom of the pond matches the description of Moorman's — and at a place where the father often went night fishing. The Moorman family was last seen in a 2009 black four-door Saab.
"We are still working to positively identify the individuals involved but there is commonality with the Moorman family," said Assistant Chief Chris Bailey. "The Marion County Coroner's Office will make all identifications and issue a cause of death."
According to family members, the father told relatives he was taking Kyle Moorman II, 5, Kyannah Holland, 2, and Kyran Holland, 1, for fishing along the White River. There were reports that the family was seen at a Cracker Barrel in Whitestown on Sunday, July 10, but they were later debunked.
"This is heartbreaking for everyone involved. Regardless of the circumstances, we know a man and three young kids are dead tonight." Bailey said. "We don't know why and we don't know how. In these circumstances, our rational brains want to know why and how something like this could happen."
Family and friends had searched the pond for several days along with the surrounding area near the intersection of Bluff Road and West Troy Avenue before the bodies were recovered.
Kyle Sr had told relatives he was taking the kids to fish along the White River. "As far as we know, he was coming out here to go fishing. That's what he told my sister," Moorman's sister, Mariah Moorman, said on Monday, July 11. "It's not odd. He does it all the time. They go night fishing a lot."
Moorman's mother, Natasha Hayes, who was worried about his safety, had earlier told Fox59 this was not like her son. "He would not let us worry like that, not when he's got all three of the babies". She was also worried about her three young grandchildren. "My grandson has to take medicine, he has a chronic cough with asthma. Me and him are really close; he's never done this before." She continued: "I don't see him not getting in contact with somebody in his family."
Family and friends offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the finding of Kyle Moorman and his children. A missing person flyer reads: "Kyle Moorman is described as 5'10", 125 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes. "Kyran Holland is described as 2'6", 25 pounds, blonde hair, and blue eyes". "Kyannah Holland is described as 2'0", 15 pounds, blonde hair, and blue eyes". "Kyle Moorman II is described as 3'7", 40 pounds, blonde hair, and blue eyes."
Mariah said family and friends have come together to offer a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the whereabouts of her brother and children. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has said at least one of the children may need medical care. Anyone with any information is asked to call 317-327-6160 or 317-262-8477.