Garvin Roberson, brother of Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson, found dead inside submerged vehicle

(Photo supplied/Elkhart Police Department)

The brother of Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson has been found dead.

Michigan State Police located the 2022 Honda CRV that was being driven by Roberson at the time he went missing.

The vehicle was found, submerged in water, in the area of Fawn River Road and White School Road near Sturgis. Roberson was found dead inside the vehicle.

Garvin was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27. Indiana State Police issued a statewide Silver Alert for Roberson this past Monday.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office contacted Garvin’s family, including Mayor Roberson, who issued the following statement:

“We are devastated to learn that my brother Garvin has passed away as we have remained hopeful for his safe return over the past week. His family and fiancé Deb are appreciative of your prayers and support during this time. We have felt the love of this entire community.

To all law enforcement professionals, we express our gratitude for your dedication and professionalism as you have worked to find Garvin.

Please continue to pray for our family, for Garvin and for the lives he touched. We would like to thank you for respecting our privacy at this time as we grieve.”

-Mayor Rod Roberson & Family

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1 comment

Slacker06 December 2, 2022 at 4:32 pm

I remember watching Garvin play sports at EHS. Sorry for your loss.


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