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Missing woman’s body found in creek

BLOOMINGDALE, Ind. – The body of a 59-year-old woman who had been reported missing has been found in a western Indiana creek.

The Tribune-Star reports ( Indiana Conservation officers discovered the body of Rebecca Rector on Monday in Sugar Creek near her rural Bloomingdale home, about 30 miles north of Terre Haute.

Authorities had begun searching for her about 5 p.m. Sunday.

Several local fire departments and Indiana Conservation officers also searched the area, including a search of Sugar Creek, which is near Rector’s home. The Parke County Sheriff’s Department said it attempted to have a Silver Alert issued several times but those requests were denied.

Foul play is not suspected, but the Parke County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation.