2016-05-03 / Front Page

Authorities Seeking Public’s Assistance In Area Investigation

Staff Writer


The body of Danielle Akers, 32, of Indianapolis, was discovered Friday, April 29 in Mills Creek, approximately eight miles south of Spencer. (Photo provided by OCSD) The body of Danielle Akers, 32, of Indianapolis, was discovered Friday, April 29 in Mills Creek, approximately eight miles south of Spencer. (Photo provided by OCSD) Authorities investigating the death of a 32-year-old Indianapolis woman are seeking the public’s assistance in determining the circumstances surrounding her death.

The body of Danielle Akers was discovered floating in Mills Creek, approximately eight miles south of Spencer on Friday, April 29.

Owen County Sheriff’s Department Captain Detective Erich Teuton said authorities were notified of what appeared to be a deceased female floating in Mills Creek, west of a bridge on Pottersville Road, by passersby just before 7:00 that evening. The scene was processed by an Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician. Investigators were unable to locate any form of identification around Akers’ body, but were able to confirm her identity with family members Sunday afternoon. According to Detective Teuton, Akers was reportedly last seen alive on the south side of Indianapolis on Wednesday, April 20.

An autopsy was conducted Saturday by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

While Owen County Coroner Stan Frank said a cause or manner of death has yet to be determined, Detective Teuton noted authorities do not believe the woman’s death was the result of a homicide.

Anyone with any information regarding this ongoing investigation is encouraged to contact the Owen County Sheriff’s Department at 812-829- 4874. As always, callers may remain anonymous.

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