Body found in White River, ruled drowning

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (WTHI) – A southern Indiana woman who was reported missing on April 2 was found on April 20 just before 10:30 in the White River.

Christina Wright, 41 from Shoals, was reported missing by her family on April 2 after she was last seen leaving her home. Her family believed her to be in harm and an active missing person case’s was initiated.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Department was unable to locate Wright after following multiple leads and she was entered into Indiana Data and Communications System (IDACS) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing person.

A 911 call was placed to the Martin County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday about a body found in the White River near Loogootee. An autopsy performed on Monday determined the body found was Wright and that the cause of death determined to be drowning.

Foul play is not suspected. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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