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Body of Adams County woman reported missing a month ago found in Wabash River

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 14, 2022

ADAMS COUNTY — The body of a woman who had been reported missing exactly one month ago was located Thursday in the Wabash River.

Melissa R. Vickers, 39, of Decatur was found dead in the river by a passerby who reported the discovery to police, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Vickers was reported missing on March 12, according to DNR.

Decatur police say it's unknown how Vickers' body came to be in the river.

The cause and manner of Vickers' death is pending. Indiana conservation officers are investigating in conjunction with the Decatur Police Department and the Adam County Sheriff's Department.