Autopsy performed on woman found in Mississippi River - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Autopsy performed on woman found in Mississippi River

(Source: Christy Millweard) (Source: Christy Millweard)
(Source: Christy Millweard) (Source: Christy Millweard)
(Source: Christy Millweard) (Source: Christy Millweard)
Divers at the scene (Source: Christy Millweard). Divers at the scene (Source: Christy Millweard).
(Source: Megan Baker, Facebook) (Source: Megan Baker, Facebook)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - An autopsy was performed Sunday on the woman found in a car in the Mississippi River on Friday.

Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton says the autopsy confirms the cause of Autumn Vinson's death was drowning.

He says the toxicology results will take several days, and the investigation continues.

Police have released the identity Friday of the body found in a car in the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau.

The body of Autumn D. Vinson, 62, of Jackson was found in a passenger car, according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

Cape Girardeau police say a passerby noticed a vehicle in the water around 10:10 a.m. Friday near the Red Star Boat Dock.

Firefighters launched boat at the Red Star Boat Dock to assist in recovering the vehicle. Divers also assisted in the recovery of the car.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.
  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Man arrested after search warrant yields pistols and pot

    Man arrested after search warrant yields pistols and pot

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:36:07 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:24:23 GMT
    Devontae Dewayne Fowler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Devontae Dewayne Fowler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after they say they found pistols and pot during a search of his home.

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after they say they found pistols and pot during a search of his home.

  • Second suspect in couple's beating arrested

    Second suspect in couple's beating arrested

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:51:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:22:30 GMT
    Chase Nathanual Harris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Chase Nathanual Harris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old Bono man with second-degree battery for his part in an assault earlier this month.

    A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old Bono man with second-degree battery for his part in an assault earlier this month.

  • JPD: Man on ICE hold after breaking into woman's apartment

    JPD: Man on ICE hold after breaking into woman's apartment

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 19:12:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:20:38 GMT
    Hugo Adiel Rodriguez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Hugo Adiel Rodriguez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment is being held on ICE, literally.

    A man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment is being held on ICE, literally.

Powered by Frankly