COLUMBIA CITY — Friends and family finally have some answers regarding the disappearance of South Whitley teen Marcus Wolfe. His body was found Saturday, April 8, submerged with his vehicle in Larwill Lake.
Over the weekend, Texas Equusearch was searching over 20 lakes in the area for Marcus’ car. The group, all volunteers from Ohio, used sonar equipment to search the waters for any signs of Marcus.
Marcus’ mother, Tammy Wolfe confirmed the discovery with a Facebook post, “With heavy heart I need to let you know Marcus Wolfe has been found. He was found in Larwill Lake. I need to thank everyone that has helped.”
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana State Police assisted in the investigation.
According to a press release from the Whitley County Prosecutor’s office, a positive identification is pending forensic confirmation. An autopsy has also been conducted and the cause of death is pending the outcome of toxicological testing. The investigation remains ongoing.
Marcus had attended The Bear’s Birthday Bash on July 24, 2016 before going to work the next morning working with a construction company. Marcus was last seen when he had dinner with his mother the night of July 25 at her Columbia City home. Tammy stated that it was around 9:30 p.m. when she sent him home. Marcus had an apartment in South Whitley.
“He was out working on roofs in the hot sun all day. I knew he was tired,” said Tammy in a previous interview. “He hadn’t slept in a couple of days.”
Tammy described Marcus’s relationship with his grandparents, saying his grandfather was going to teach him how to golf. “He had a job he loved, a great relationship with his grandparents, a great relationship with me [his mother]. He wouldn’t just take off.”