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Help sought to ID woman recovered from the White River in Bartholomew County

Indiana Conservation Officers and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department are turing to the public for help to identify a woman whose body was recovered from the East Fork of the White River last week.

A passing kayaker located the body partially submerged on a sandbar near the Water Street public access ramp in Columbus on Wednesday.

The body is that of a white woman in her late 40s to early 50s. She is about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 135 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket, and a T-shirt that reads, “Las Vegas Nevada Athletic Dept.” She has two scars that could assist in identification.

Anyone with information of a person who matches this description and may be missing is asked to call Indiana Conservation Officers Central Dispatch, 812-837-9535, or Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Dane Duke, 812-343-0707.

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