The body of a 2-year-old Indiana girl missing since last week was found Sunday, the local sheriff announced.
Toddler Emma Sweet was found by Bartholomew County’s Water Rescue and Recovery Team, 3 miles downstream Her father, Jeremy Sweet, was found by duck hunters on Friday. He was found in a sunken pickup truck in the White River and sent to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment for hypothermia.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office said the pair were last seen Wednesday noon and reported missing a day later. According to the latest update, her father is being held for 72 hours without bond while the investigation into Emma’s death continues.
The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office is working to determine the toddler’s cause of death, and the sheriff’s office said it is investigating how she ended up.
The disappearance of Sweet and her father last Thursday sparked an extensive search for them involving 14 agencies.
In a statement on Facebook, County Sheriff Matt Myers praised the agencies’ work in bringing Sweet’s body home to the family.
“Never in my 30 years of law enforcement have I seen such cooperation and teamwork in an investigation,” Myers said.
“I pray God comforts them during this difficult time.”
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