Body recovered from Ohio River

WARRICK CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a body was discovered in the Ohio River near the Newburgh Dam. 

At approximately 1:20 p.m., Monday, a tugboat operator called to report what they believed to be a body in the water.  The Newburgh Fire Department responded by boat and was able to locate and recover the victim. 

The identity of the victim is unknown currently, but steps are underway to positively identify who it is by utilizing fingerprints and x-rays. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

There is no evidence to believe foul play was involved at this time.

Other responding agencies included the Newburgh Police Department, Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, Warrick County EMS, Warrick County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Conservation Officers.

 If anyone has information pertaining to this case they can contact ICO Central Dispatch at (812) 837-9536