Body found in Indiana identified as Chesapeake woman

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-15 18:43:03-04

A body found Friday afternoon in Pike County, Indiana has been identified as that of a Chesapeake woman who had been missing since being swept away by flood waters in December.

According to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Cathryn McGill’s body was found around 1:45 p.m. Friday lying on top of some corn stalk debris near the mouth of a creek that feeds into the White River.  It’s located in the same area that was part of the initial search for her.

She had been missing since Dec. 29, 2013.  According to the news release from the Indiana DNR, Cathryn McGill and her husband Adam were driving on State Road 257 near the Pike-Daviess County line when their car was swept into flood waters of the White River.

Adam McGill was rescued by nearby hunters, according to the Indiana DNR news release, but Cathryn was unable to be found.

Crews had continued searching for her body since then.

An autopsy was completed Saturday afternoon at the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office.  The cause of death was ruled a drowning.

According to an Indiana DNR spokesperson, Adam McGill is in the Navy and is stationed in Norfolk.