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Indiana Conservation Officers Find Body Of Missing Woman
Updated May 16, 2015 3:18 PM
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(WHITE RIVER) - Indiana Conservation Officers located a female body believed to that of 55-year-old Lianne Wiscaver, of Washington at 8:30 a.m.

The body was found in the East Fork of the White River about a half mile downstream from the Highway 257 Bridge on the Pike/Daviess County Line.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Wiscaver had been missing since Thursday evening around 5:15 pm. Police began their search after receiving a 911 call from a concerned motorist.

"The motorist told dispatch he had seen a woman standing on the bridge," Indiana Conservation Officer Joe Haywood said. "He turned around immediately and went back to check on her and she was gone."

Authorities found Wiscaver's vehicle still parked on the bridge and immediately began looking for her in the East Fork of the White on the Daviess-Pike County line.

The search was suspended because of darkness Thursday night, then resumed Friday morning. Officials used boats with side scanner sonar and conducted dragging operations and there were divers in the water.

Authorities stopped their search again Friday evening, and started again Saturday morning.

"We don't suspect foul play at this point," said Haywood. "However, everything remains open and under investigation."

According to Times Herald sources, Wiscaver grew up in the area and her brother owned property nearby.

Conservation Officers and the Pike County Sheriff's Office were conducting the recovery and investigation efforts. They are being assisted by the Daviess County Sheriff's Department, State Police, the Jefferson and Harrison Township Fire Departments, Southwest Medical and Pike County EMS.

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