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Body of toddler discovered days after her dad was pulled alive from submerged truck

Body of toddler discovered days after her dad was pulled alive from submerged truck

Emma Sweet’s dad, Jeremy Sweet, has reportedly informed investigators a number of totally different variations of occasions relating to how the truck obtained into the water

The physique of Emma Sweet was discovered on Sunday afternoon

The physique of a two-year-old lady was present in a lake days after her dad was pulled alive from his submerged truck.

A seek for Emma Sweet within the White River close to Columbus in Indiana led to tragedy on Sunday afternoon.

The physique was discovered two-and-a-half miles downstream from the place her dad, Jeremy Sweet, was discovered on Friday.

“We had the sources we would have liked to find this lady, Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers mentioned in an announcement.

“Although my heart goes out to the family and friends, there’s a bit of comfort knowing that we have her now.” Jeremy, 39, and Emma, two, have been each reported lacking on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday).

The submerged truck within the river


Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department)

Just earlier than 6am on Friday, duck hunters discovered Sweet’s truck submerged within the east fork of the White River in Bartholomew County and alerted police.

He was discovered alive contained in the truck however Emma was nowhere to be discovered.

Jeremy Sweet was transported to a hospital to be handled for hypothermia whereas authorities continued to scour the encircling space in quest of Emma.

He was reportedly discovered with a needle and drug paraphernalia on him contained in the truck.

Sheriff Myers mentioned that Jeremy Sweet has modified his story no less than twice relating to what occurred.

Jeremy Sweet, who was reportedly out on bond for “possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon as well as possession of methamphetamine,” initially informed police that Emma wasn’t with him when he crashed into the water, however later supplied a conflicting account.

The truck has been eliminated as a part of a police investigation


Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department)

“When we first made contact with him yesterday morning it was that he had dropped Emma off [before crashing] … Right after that he says she was on the hood of the car of his vehicle her coat was wet, so he took the coat off and that’s where she got swept away,” Myers mentioned on Saturday.

“There are really three stories now and none of them match.”

“It’s a bittersweet day and what I imply by that’s, I’m very happy with the women and men that went out and did what they did on a vacation weekend, however my coronary heart goes out to the household,” Myers mentioned.

Jeremy Sweet is presently in a severe situation in hospital


Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department)

Indiana State Police Sergeant Stephen Wheeles informed the media how divers had been within the water throughout all three days of the seek for Emma, including that the tragic discovery of her physique has had a profound emotional impression on his crews.

“It’s very emotional for these guys. They all have households,” he said.

“It’s arduous for us to distance ourselves from that state of affairs if you’re coping with the loss of a kid. It’s arduous for these guys to not image that being their baby.”

Emma’s body has been turned over to the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office to determine a cause of death.

Jeremy Sweet has been placed on a 72-hour hold at the hospital as they investigate the circumstances surrounding Emma’s death

He is reported to be in a critical condition as of Sunday evening.


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