Missing man found dead in pond

April 2, 2010

A man who told his wife in a phone call that he was lost and confused has been found dead in an Indianapolis retention pond. Police say divers found 67-year-old Tony Perkins of Indianapolis inside his vehicle on Thursday when they searched the pond near Fall Creek Parkway North Drive and North Emerson Avenue. Perkins’ wife, Valerie, said that her husband had called her Tuesday night and sounded disoriented. “Next thing I know, I heard a thump and then I didn't hear anything and then the phone went dead,” Perkins said.