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The dead body of the 2-year-old Emma Sweet found in White River on Sunday, police

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Indiana – The search of the missing 2-year-old Emma Sweet that started on Friday ended Sunday afternoon when autoroutes found her dead body in White River, local authorities confirmed.

The search of little Emma started on Friday after her father’s truck was found in the White River, but she was missing.

Emma’s father, the 39-year-old Jeremy Sweet, was found semi-conscious inside the truck by two duck hunters.

Right after he was discovered in the truck, he was transferred to hospital for treatment since he was suffering hypothermia. Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers said in a press release that once Sweet recovers in hospital, he will be placed on a 72-hour hold at the Bartholomew County Jail while the investigation into Emma’s death continues.

Myers believes that Sweet’s truck ended up in the river following a traffic accident. Although investigators are still investigating the case, Myers believes Sweet drove off a 15 to 20-foot embankment before getting stuck in the river.

The exact circumstances of the crash and road conditions are yet to be determined.

According to the local police, officers who were searching the area found Emma’s coat on Saturday roughly two miles downstream from where her father’s truck was found.

Her body was found on Sunday around noon submerged in a debris pile about a half of a mile from where her coat was found.

“In the 30 years I have been involved in law enforcement, I have never seen a group of men and women work as hard as we have to find this young woman,” Myers said

Emma’s family relatives thanked everyone involved in the search of the girl and for their support during these tough times for the family.

“We got her home,” family relative said.

Emma’s body has been released to the Bartholomew County Coroner who will determine her exact cause and manner of death.

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