State Police Working to Identify Body Pulled From Ohio River

(ROME) – State police are working to identify a body that a fisherman found Monday along southern Indiana’s Ohio River shoreline.

Indiana conservation officers recovered the body from the river after it was discovered along a boat ramp in the Perry County village of Rome.

Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone said that a fisherman had found the body on the riverbank.

State police at the agency’s Jasper post are working to identify the body and determine the person’s cause of death, police said in a statement Tuesday.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, but no additional information has been released by state police.

A message seeking comment on the autopsy findings was left Wednesday for the Perry County coroner.