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Bodies recovered from Ohio River identified

Two bodies that were recovered from the Ohio River Thursday morning have been identified as Billie J. Gardner (Duke), 40, of Rhodelia, and Kevin L. Wardrip, 46, of Battletown.


The Brandenburg Police Department says that the two were victims of a "water incident."


The search for the missing individuals began Tuesday night after Indiana Conservation Officers located a boat adrift along the Indiana shoreline upstream from where the bodies were eventually recovered. The bodies were discovered by barge workers.


An autopsy has been performed on both individuals, and results are pending. The case is being investigated by the Brandenburg Police Department.

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