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Coroner Identifies Body Found in Ohio River in Owensboro

The body pulled from the Ohio River in Owensboro on Tuesday night has been successfully identified by the Daviess County Coroner.

Posted: Apr 2, 2021 8:22 AM
Updated: Apr 2, 2021 8:47 AM

The Daviess County Coroner's Office has identified the woman whose body was pulled from the Ohio River in Owensboro on Tuesday night.

The woman was identified as 31-year-old Ashley Nicole Mitchell of Oldham County, Kentucky.

According to the Owensboro Police Department, the LaGrange Police Department will be handling the investigation into the death of Mitchell.

Mitchell's autopsy was completed on Wednesday, but until now, Mitchell's identity remained unknown.

Her body was discovered near the Ohio River's edge in Owensboro and reported by someone who called 911 around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night. 

She was believed to have died several weeks or months ago.


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