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15 Aug 1953
The body of an unidentified woman was found this morning in the
Ohio river off the Kentucky shore opposite Shore Acres southwest of Mt. Vernon.

A sojourner at Shore Acres found the body when he ran a fishing line this morning and Posey Sheriff Roy A Bauer was notified.

Henderson County, Ky., authorities in turn were advised of the finding of the body and in mid-morning were enroute here to identify the remains if possible and take chare.

Aug 22, 1953
Mrs. Aurelia Frielinghausen 61, Mt. Vernon, whose lifeless body was found in the Ohio river early last Saturday met death form "drowning probably suicide" Henderson, County (Ky.) Coroner Paul B. Moss said today.

Coroner Moss returned his verdict this morning a week after a fisherman found the body in shallow water off a
Kentucky sandbar at the head of Slim island below Mt. Vernon.

Henderson county authorities and the Posey county sheriff's office launched an investigation immediately after the body was found and had pressed it vigorously this week.

It was first believed by authorities that Mrs. Frielinghausen entered the river in close proximity to where the body was found since the body gave every evidence that she had not been in the water long and the low stage of the
Ohio River reduced currents that could have carried the body.

An exhaustive check for footprints on the
Kentucky shoreline, however, revealed no footprints that could have been those of the Mt. Vernon woman.

Posey county authorities late this week were inclined to believe that Mrs. Frielinghausen might have entered  the river south of the home of Mr. and Mrs. John H Moeller on East Water street where she was residing and that a cross-current at Highbanks or the churning of low stages of the river by passing boats carried the body quickly across the river to the Kentucky shore.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers