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Authorities say one of the three bodies found in the Ohio River in less than 24 hours was shot in the head and had marks and that the case could be related to that of a body found earlier this week along the river in Perry County.

The man, who was white and 5-feet-7-inches tall, has not been identified.

On Thursday, Daviess County firefighters recovered the body of a white woman between the ages of 30 and 50 near the Little Hurricane Boat Ramp west of Owensboro city limits. As was the case on Wednesday, a barge worker discovered the woman about 9:30 a.m. and notified authorities.

An autopsy was scheduled for this morning in Louisville.

The discovery came less than 24 hours after two other bodies were found in the waterway — one in in Indiana and one in Kentucky.

Indiana State Police recovered a woman’s body near Troy. Two hours later, an unidentified man was found 30 miles away, near Owensboro.

The woman has an autopsy scheduled for this afternoon.

The bodies found Wednesday were badly decomposed, but Kentucky State Police said the body found Thursday appeared to have been in the water no more than a day or two.

Indiana State Police and Daviess County officials are investigating to determine if the discoveries Wednesday are related.

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