Male's Body Pulled From Ohio River in Newburgh

The Warrick County Coroner was called to the Newburgh Lock and Dam on Monday after a body was found in the Ohio River.

Posted: Mar 8, 2021 3:18 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2021 4:11 PM

A male's body was pulled from the Ohio River in Newburgh, Indiana on Monday in the area of the Newburgh Lock and Dam.

The Warrick County Sheriff's Office was notified of the body after someone on a tugboat noticed it in the water around 1:19 p.m. on Monday.

The body went through the dam along with the tugboat, which had latched onto the body to hold it until recovery crews could arrive.

"We asked that tugboat to latch onto the body until we could get emergency personnel out onto the water," Warrick County Sheriff Mike Wilder told 44News. "Newburgh Fire launched from here and was able to go out to the tugboat, recover the body and bring it ashore."

Sheriff Wilder says the body is that of a male.

Warrick County Coroner Sarah Seaton said Tuesday that the body had been identified as 16-year-old Jacob Stover, a teen who went missing from Louisville in January.

Stover's autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10.


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