Body Identified as Missing Illinois Woman

A body found near the Pike and Daviess County line has been identified as that of an Illinois woman who went missing back in December.

Indiana Conservation Officers say an autopsy done today has identified the body as that of 31-year-old Cathryn McGill of Des Plaines, Illinois. The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office says McGill drowned in the river after being swept away by White River floodwaters.

McGill’s body was found by a resident at about 1:45 pm Friday on top of some corn stalk debris near the mouth of a creek that feeds into the White River near the Pike and Daviess County lines. McGill originally went missing back on December 29th of last year when the vehicle that she and her husband (35-year-old Adam McGill) were in was swept away after an attempt to drive through floodwaters along State Road 257. Both Adam and Cathryn got out of the vehicle and attempted to swim to shore at the same time that a boat of waterfowl hunters went to the area to rescue them. Adam was rescued, but Cathryn was swept away as the hunters tried to pull her to safety.