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Cops: Body found in submerged car likely missing Ind. mom

BOONVILLE, Ind. - Police say the SUV belonging to a southwestern Indiana woman missing for a month has been pulled from a lake with a body presumed to be hers inside.

The Warrick County Sheriff's Department says the SUV owned by 27-year-old Kristy Kelley of Boonville was detected Tuesday by a private sonar search group in a small lake a couple miles south of Boonville.

Sheriff Brett Kruse says clothing on the body matches what Kelley was wearing when she was last seen although a positive identification hasn't yet been made. Kruse say investigators found no immediate signs of foul play.

Hundreds of volunteers had joined searches in the area just east of Evansville since the mother of two was last seen leaving a Boonville veterans lodge about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 15.

Her 2003 silver Nissan Xterra was apparently seen on security footage from a nearby business shortly after that, but searches yielded no clues until Tuesday's discovery, reports the Evansville Courier & Press.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning, reports the paper.