According to an autopsy report, a Defiance man, whose body was found in the Auglaize River Monday afternoon, died from drowning.
The call first came in just before 6 Monday evening about a body in the water behind Riverside Cemetery.
The sheriff’s office dive team, along with Defiance Police recovered the body of 28 year old Mark Esparza of Defiance.
Police say Jim and Carol Zeller of Defiance were on a boat Monday afternoon and returning home whtn the discovered the body.
The investigation is continuing, and toxicology results from the autopsy are pending.