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A tragic ongoing investigation in Perry County leads to a woman’s body being found in the Ohio River earlier this morning near Troy township.

According to a recent release of information Indiana State Police describes that at about 9:41 A.M. Central Time this morning the Tell City dispatchers received a report from a barge operator along the Ohio River, stating that he believed a body was floating in the water along the Indiana shoreline.

Deputies from the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, along with Indiana Conservation Officers, members of the Perry County Search and Rescue Team and Perry County EMS arrived near the Lincoln Ferry Park in Troy to find a female in the water. Authorities say she was removed from the river and was pronounced deceased by the Perry County Coroner.

Upon further investigation of how the body was found detectives with the Indiana State Police were contacted to investigate the death.

The identity of the woman is still unknown at this time. Authorities have not released further information as the investigation is still ongoing.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday night in Evansville to determine the cause of death.

The agency leading the investigation was Indiana State Police and assisting at the scene was the Indiana Conservation Officers, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Tell City Police Department, Perry County Search and Rescue, Perry County EMS, and Perry County Coroner.

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