Police still searching for leads after bodies found in Ohio River
Police are still looking for leads after finding two murder victims in the Ohio River last month.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are still looking for leads after finding two murder victims in the Ohio River last month.
After six weeks of following leads and tips, police say the trail is growing cold.
"Time is becoming a huge factor, because here it's been just over a month since they were recovered, tack on a week since she was last seen so we're pushing six weeks, the longer this goes without any fresh information the more cold this case is going to get," said Sgt. Philip Hensley with Indiana State Police.
On May 1, barge workers found Sarah Ipock's body in the river 70 miles west of Louisville, near Troy, Ind.
Hours later and just down the river from her body, Daviess County officials recovered a man's body, just east of Owensboro, also murdered. (use map)
"We have no reason to believe that they are not unrelated. The odds of two bodies being found in a similar state, on the same day, in the river, just mere hours apart is somewhat of a stretch to say that these cases are two separate cases," said Hensley.
Police believe the first step to solving this case is identifying the 5'-7'' tall, white male found near Owensboro.
To do that, they're asking for the public's help solving Ipock's murder.
"What were looking for is any information about her, not necessarily about her murder, but about her so that we can possibly get into her life, maybe link and identify the male that was found on May 11," Hensley said..
Police want to know about the 30-year-old woman's friends, interests, hobbies, hangouts and personality.
The mother of four was last seen the week before her body was found.
"We believe that Sarah Ipock was last seen in this area on May 4 in Clarksville at the Dairy Queen on Veteran's Parkway.
Police say given where Ipock was last seen its possible her body was placed in the Ohio River around the Louisville area.
And that's why ISP is reaching out to people in the Louisville, Clarksville and New Albany areas.
"We don't have all the answers. Somebody else out there does and we're hoping to find that one person with that one key bit of information. That's what it's going to take. So, we need them to give us a call," Hensley said.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Indiana State police at 812-482-1441.
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