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Woman's body recovered from Pipe Creek

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana Conservation officers recovered the body of a woman believed to have drowned after entering a flooded waterway in Franklin County.

On Dec. 31, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m., dispatchers with Franklin County took a call from a man claiming his wife had contacted him, telling him that her vehicle was being swept away and filling up with water.

First responders with the Oldenburg Fire Department and Brookville Fire and Rescue arrived on scene shortly after the reported call, searching the area until approximately 10:00 p.m.

Multiple agencies including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana Conservation Officers and volunteers combed an area near the 6100 block of Pipe Creek Road, where a vehicle matching the description of the woman's car was located within a flooded waterway.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 1,  after searching the woman’s vacant vehicle, Indiana Conservation Officer safety divers discovered the victim, 63-year-old Carol Jackson of Clarksburg, Indiana.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office pronounced Jackson deceased.

Jackson’s vehicle is believed to have entered Pipe Creek after leaving the roadway, according to authorities.

An autopsy is expected in the next few weeks.

Jackson’s death is under investigation at this time.

Approximately 150 volunteers, Indiana State Police Aviation, Hamilton County Ohio District 8, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Laurel Police Department, Batesville Fire and Ambulance Rescue 24, Oldenburg Fire Department and Auxillary, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Brookville Volunteer Fire Department and Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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