Body Found in Submerged Car


By WSIL Manager

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. Friday Jan. 17

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Cape Girardeau County Coroner has identified the body found inside a submurged car Friday. It is Autumn D. Vinson, 62, of Jackson, Missouri. Vinson's cause of death is unknown. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday. 

The investigation into Vinson's death is ongoing.

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Police in Cape Girardeau say a body was found Friday in a car pulled from the Mississippi River.

Officer Darin Hickey says a passerby reported a vehicle in the water near the Red Star boat dock just after 10 a.m. Friday. Hickey says members of the city's fire department were able to get chains around the car and remove it from the water.

No other details about the body or the car are being released at this time.

Officer Hickey says crime scene investigators and detectives remain on scene.

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