WASHINGTON, Ind. (WANE) —Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers have confirmed the identity of a body found in southwestern Indiana Friday afternoon as Cathryn McGill. According to the Vanderburgh County Coroner, the cause of death has been ruled as a drowning.
McGill’s body was found near the area where a pickup truck was swept off the road by floodwaters back in December.
According to the DNR, on December 29, the pickup truck occupied by Adam and Cathryn McGill was swept from State Road 257 at the Pike-Daviess County line into flood waters of the White River. 31-year-old Cathryn McGill of Des Plaines, Illinois, has been missing since that morning.
Hunters saw the pickup get swept away and used a boat to rescue Adam, but were not able to find his wife. Adam was treated at a hospital for hypothermia and later released.
DNR officers said a local resident saw McGill’s body lying on top of some corn stalk debris near the mouth of a creek that feeds into the White River. This area was part of the initial search, according to DNR officials.