Body Recovered from Ohio River Near Newburgh Dam

Body Recovered from Ohio River Near Newburgh Dam


Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a body was discovered in the Ohio River near the Newburgh Dam. 

At approximately 1;20 p.m., a tugboat operator called to report what they believed to be a body in the water. 

The Newburgh Fire Department responded by boat and was able to locate and recover the victim. 

The identity of the victim is unknown currently, but steps are underway to positively identify the victim utilizing fingerprints and x-rays. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Other responding agencies included the Newburgh Police Department, Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, Warrick County EMS, Warrick County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Conservation Officers.

There is no evidence to believe foul play was involved at this time.  If anyone has information pertaining to this case can contact ICO Central Dispatch at (812) 837-9536