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updated: 3/15/2014 5:41 PM

Body confirmed as former Des Plaines woman

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An autopsy has identified a body found near an Indiana river as a former Des Plaines woman, authorities said Saturday.

The preliminary results of the autopsy show Cathryn McGill, 31, drowned, Pike County Coroner Gretchen Harris said.

In December, McGill was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Adam McGill, when they were swept off State Road 257 into floodwaters of the White River.

Although nearby waterfowl hunters rescued Adam McGill, his wife could not be found.

A local resident discovered the body Friday lying on top of corn stalk debris near the mouth of a creek that feeds into the White River in an area that was part of an initial search, according to Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials.

McGill and her husband were in Indiana visiting his family. The couple were traveling back to Norfolk, Va., where Adam McGill was stationed with the Navy, officials have said.

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