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Body found nearby where missing IL woman last seen

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A body was found near the site of where Kathryn McGill (left) was last seen. (Photo credit: WAVY) A body was found near the site of where Kathryn McGill (left) was last seen. (Photo credit: WAVY)
A body was found near the site of where Kathryn McGill (left) was last seen. (Photo credit: WAVY) A body was found near the site of where Kathryn McGill (left) was last seen. (Photo credit: WAVY)
PIKE CO., IN (WFIE) -

A body was found Friday afternoon around the site where an Illinois woman went missing last December.

Officials say a resident found the body lying on top of corn stalk debris around 12:45 p.m. Friday near a creek that feeds into the White River.

Officials say a vehicle occupied by Adam and Kathryn McGill was swept from State Road 257 at the Pike-Daviess County line into flood waters of the White River.

Adam was rescued by nearby hunters but Kathryn was unable to be found.

Warrick County Public Information Officer Mike Kellner tells 14 News the body that was found is female but he cannot confirm it is Kathryn.

Kellner says the resident that found the body owns property nearby.

Authorities have focused on that area often when searching for Kathryn.

Kellner says the river in the area goes up and down often and debris is shuffled around as a result.

Authorities believe that could be part of the reason they have not been able to find anything there before.

The body will be taken to the Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office for examination and identification.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

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