Barge workers in Kentucky discovered a body floating in the Ohio River early Wednesday morning.
About 2 a.m. Wednesday, employees of Ingram Barge spotted a body in the water near Owens Island, according to Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department.
The body was recovered by the Paducah Fire Department.
Authorities later identified the body as that of Sandra Farris, 55, of Cairo.
Farris was reported missing to the Cairo Police Department on March 28 by family members after she did not return home from an afternoon walk.
McCracken County sheriff’s police said the identification was made with the assistance of the county coroner’s office, the medical examiner’s office in Madisonville, Ky., Cairo police and Farris’ family.