Missing child found dead three miles downstream of her father’s pickup truck.
News reaching us now reveals that the body of a missing 2-year-old toddler was found in a river, Emma Sweet was found 3 miles downstream from where her father, Jeremy Sweet had been found alive by duck hunters on Friday, 26 November.
Jeremy Sweet had been found in a pickup truck submerged in the White River and was sent to Columbus Regional Hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Emma was not in the vehicle when her father was found.
2-year-old Emma Sweet and her father has been missing since last week. The pair were last seen on Wednesday at noon and were reported missing to the authorities the next day.
The disappearance of Sweet and her father sparked a widespread search for them involving 14 agencies. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the east fork of the White River, off of State Road 11 South, on Friday at 6 a.m., in regards to a truck that had been located by duck hunters. The vehicle was actually submerged in the water with one occupant near a farm lane at the end of Beatty Lane.
The child, Emma Sweet is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing all black clothing and a cream-colored jacket with butterflies on it.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office ask anyone who has seen Sweet or has information about her possible whereabouts to call 812-379-1650.
According to the latest update her father is being held on a 72-hour hold without bond while the investigation into Emma’s death continues.
The Bartholomew County coroner’s office is working to identify a cause of the toddler’s death and the sheriff’s office said it is investigating how she ended up there.
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