Woman's body recovered from White River

Woman's body recovered from White River

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - An unidentified woman's body has been recovered from the White River near Batesville.

Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery tells Region 8 the woman's body was located just below Lock 2.

Jeffery told local media the body was found Thursday by a person gathering driftwood. They reportedly called around 7:30 a.m. to say the body of an adult woman was in the river.

The body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock to determine how the woman died and to positively identify her.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide new details as they emerge.

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