Authorities are asking for the help of the public to identify a body was found last week in the East Fork White River in Columbus, Indiana last week.

A Body Was Found By a Kayaker on March 27, 2024

According to a press release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the body was discovered by a passing kayaker on March 27, 2024 . They say the female body was found partially submerged on a sandbar near the public access ramp on Water Street in Columbus. A cause of death has not yet been released.

Authorities Believe the Woman to Be in Her Mid-40s to Early-50s

Both Indiana Conservation Officers and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department are investigating. The body has been described by authorities as a white woman believed to be in her late 40s to early 50s. They say she is approximately 5 feet, two inches tall, weighing 135 pounds.

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She Has Been Described as Having Brown Hair and Hazel Eyes

She has brown hair and hazel eyes and was wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket. The t-shirt she was wearing reads: “Las Vegas Nevada Athletic Dept.” Authorities says she has two scars that could be used to help identify her.


Anyone With Information Should Contact Authorities Immediately

Authorities are asking that anyone that has any information regarding a person who may be missing and matching the description that they have shared to contact Indiana Conservation Officers Central Dispatch by calling 812-837-9535, or contact Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Dane Duke at 812-343-0707.

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