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Missing Two-Year-Old Emma Sweet Located - Investigation Continues

By: Bill Raines

Lawrence County Zephyr

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY- (November 28, 2021) - Bartholomew County Water Rescue and Recovery Team as well as other water rescue agencies located two-year-old Emma Sweet downstream.

She traveled approximately three miles from where the vehicle was found submerged.

Bartholomew County Coroner, Clayton Nolting will investigate to identify the cause of death.

" I never in my 30 years in law enforcement seen such cooperation and teamwork in an investigation," said Sheriff Matt Myers Bartholomew County Sheriff.

" I had no doubt that the men and women searching for Emma would find her,"

" I pray for comfort to them during this difficult time. I want to praise the agencies which include Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, Columbus Regional Hospital EMS, Indiana State Police, Columbus Police, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Columbus Fire Department, Columbus Township Fire Department, Southwest Fire Department, Wayne Township Fire Department, Elizabethtown Fire Department, Danville Fire Department, Amity Fire Department, Cataract Fire Department and 31 Wrecker.

In addition, we want to thank the, Chaplains from both the Columbus Police Department and Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department that have been available to comfort Emma's family.

The common goal and most important to find Emma and bring her home to her family.

Emma's father, Jeremy Sweet, Columbus, is currently being held on - 72-hour hold without bond while the investigation continues. The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department had no further comment. Detective Holderness will provide more updates at a later time when more information becomes available.

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