The Daviess County Sheriff's Office had been searching the area for 28-year-old Cathrine Miller.
Saturday afternoon, their focus shifted when the waters receded and rescuers saw the top of a vehicle in the river.
At about 10:00 a.m. Saturday, a few young boys were playing near the river in Owensboro's English Park. They say they saw something strange in the water.
Then"we threw a rock and we heard a 'ding', like a noise. Then a cop came down. We told him, 'this looks like the top of a truck,'" said witness Matthew Taylor.
What the boys found was a submerged Ford Expedition. Inside, dive teams discovered the body of 28-year-old Cathrine Miller.
"Well, since about Tuesday, we've been looking for a young lady. Saturday, I guess, her family's and our worse fears were realized when we found her vehicle in the river here at English Park," said Daviess Co. Sheriff's Sgt. Kent Taul.
The vehicle was found at the end of the park's boat ramp.
Taul says further examination will take place to figure out the exact cause of death.
"We're going to take the vehicle to the Owensboro City Police Department and take it indoors and meet the coroner down there and just do it inside in a better place than this," Taul said.
Police also said that they had previously searched the river for Miller. However, the water level wasn't low enough to see anything in until now.
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