A Hebron woman was
found dead Wednesday after the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said
she crashed her all-terrain vehicle a day earlier.
According to DNR,
at 6:40 a.m. Denise Fabian, 53, was found deceased in a pond behind her home
in the 100 south block of C.R. 725W, pinned beneath an ATV.
Officers subsequently learned that Fabianís husband returned home from work
on Tuesday evening to find his wife and their ATV gone. At the time her
husband was unconcerned, as it wasnít unusual for Fabian to take the ATV to
visit friends, the DNR said. On waking Wednesday morning, however, to
discover her still gone, Fabianís husband contacted family to help look for
her, the DNR said.
believe that, sometime between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Fabian left her
residence on a Cam Am four-wheeler, possibly to search for a family pet. She
was apparently traveling down a hill when, finding the trail blocked by
brush, she attempted to turn the ATV around, but the steep angle of the
incline caused the ATV to roll over and into the pond, trapping her beneath,
the DNR said.
is ongoing and foul play is not suspected, the DNR said. Assisting
Conservation Officers at the scene were the Porter County Sheriffís Police
and the Coronerís Office.