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Woman's Body Pulled From Empire Quarry
Updated May 20, 2013 7:30 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(NEEDMORE) - Indiana Conservation Officers were called to Empire Quarry in Needmore early Sunday morning after a report of a body floating in the water.

According to Officer Jim Hash officers recovered the body of 37-year-old Jamie Fleenor around 5 :30 a.m.

Fleenor, of Bedford, was seen walking a trail at the quarry next to an 80-foot-high cliff, when she lost her footing and slipped over the edge.

Her husband David Fleenor went to a home in the 1000 block of Kentucky Hollow Road and knocked on the woman's door just after 2 a.m. to report his wife had fallen in the quarry.

Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana Conservation officers and Lawrence County Police responded to the scene.

Conservation officers and Volunteer firefighters made a high angle rescue about 100 to 150 feet down into the quarry to retrieve Jamie Fleenor's body. High angle rescue is a specialized skill that utilizes life safety ropes and related equipment to reach victims, extricate them. Rescuers are totally dependent upon the ropes used to keep them and the from falling and to gain access to and egress from the rescue location.

Marshall VFD Chief Chad Hayes says because the case is under investigation he could not comment on the incident.

Officer Hash say it appears Fleenor drowned. An autopsy and toxicology results are pending.

While at the scene police discovered a meth lab and the Indiana State Police Clandestine team was notified to dispose of the lab.

Police arrested 29-year-old David Fleenor , of 406 1/2 17th Street on charges of manufacturing meth and possession of precursors.

The Sheriff's Department is conducting the investigation and has not been determined if this was an accident or a criminal matter.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department at 275-3316.



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