Body Found in Area of Missing Illinois Woman Investigation

Authorities have found a body at the site where an Illinois woman was swept away by White River flood waters near the Pike and Daviess County lines back in December.

Indiana Conservation Officers say the body was found at about 1:45 pm this afternoon in the area where the investigation into the disappearance of Kathryn McGill of Des Plaines, Illinois has been taking place. The body was found on top of corn stalk debris near the mouth of a creek that feeds into the White River. As mentioned, the area is where the initial search for Kathryn McGill’s body began after she was swept away. Conservation officers say the body will be taken to the Vanderburgh County Morgue to be examined and identified. An autopsy is set to be performed tomorrow afternoon.

The Daviess County and Pike County Coroner’s Offices, the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department, and Indiana State Police all assisted conservation officers at the scene.

Now McGill has been missing since December 29th when the truck that she and her husband Adam McGill were in was swept away by the flood waters. The two got out of the truck and tried to get to shore as waterfowl hunters came to their rescue in a boat. Adam McGill was rescued, but Kathryn has not been found at this point.