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Update: KSP Investigating Body Found in Ohio River

Date of News Release: 05/13/2016

(OWENSBORO, KY) -- An autopsy of the unknown deceased woman has concluded today in Louisville. Kentucky State Police detectives have identified the woman as Darcy L. Hess, 51 of Cannelton Indiana.

The investigation is still in the early phases; however, detectives are very confident this particular case is unrelated to the two other bodies located in the Ohio River this week.

With the assistance of the medical examiner, evidence obtained and multiple interviews, KSP detectives say foul play is not suspected in her death. Detectives are looking into the real possibility that suicide is the likely cause.

Original News Release Below:


KSP Investigating Body Found in Ohio River

Date of News Release: 05/12/2016

(OWENSBORO, KY) -- Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating the body of a white female who was found in the Ohio River today near Owensboro. The Kentucky State Police was notified around 9:30 this morning of a body floating in the Ohio River near Little Hurricane Boat Ramp outside the city limits of Owensboro. A barge company working the Ohio River spotted the body and notified authorities. Emergency crews launched a smaller boat to retrieve the body, which was found roughly 100 yards from the Little Hurricane boat ramp.

The female is estimated to be between 30 and 50 years old. No other identifiers were given.

An autopsy is scheduled for the unknown female tomorrow morning in Louisville.

More to follow as it becomes available.

The investigation in on-going.

On scene assistance: Kentucky State Police; Indiana State Police; Daviess County Sheriff's Department; Daviess County Coroner's Office; Daviess County Fire and Rescue and Daviess County EMA's Office.