Woman Found Deceased in Ohio River, Investigation Underway

Woman Found Deceased in Ohio River, Investigation Underway


body-found2012An investigation is underway into the death of a female recovered from the Ohio River Wednesday morning.

At 9:41 A.M. Central Time, Tell City dispatchers received a report from a barge operator along the Ohio River, stating that he believed a body was floating in the water along the Indiana shoreline. Deputies from the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, along with Indiana Conservation Officers, members of the Perry County Search and Rescue Team and Perry County EMS arrived near the Lincoln Ferry Park in Troy to find a female in the water. She was removed from the river and was pronounced deceased by the Perry County Coroner.

Given the nature of the circumstances in which the body was found, detectives with the Indiana State Police were contacted to investigate the death. Presently, the female is unidentified. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday night in Evansville to determine the cause of death.

There is no further information at this time. Updates will be provided when available.

Lead agency: Indiana State Police
Assisting agencies: Indiana Conservation Officers, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Tell City Police Department, Perry County Search and Rescue, Perry County EMS, Perry County Coroner