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New Albany man’s body found Monday in Ohio River

The body found Monday in the Ohio River has been identified as a New Albany man who was last seen Thursday night.
Indiana Conservation Officer Mac Spainhour said Michael Kelly’s body was found Monday afternoon by a couple of people who were looking for arrowheads along the river bank.
‘The river was up about five feet higher (last week) than it is now,’ Spainhour said yesterday morning.
Kelly, 24, had left his apartment that he shared with his girlfriend about 8:30 p.m. Thursday for a job interview, Spainhour said.
A compact car Kelly had been driving was found later that night by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. abandoned on S.R. 111 near Old Dam 43 Road, where it had crashed.
Spainhour said the car’s owner was contacted early Friday morning.
‘Somehow (Kelly) ended up in the river,’ Spainhour said.
The body was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, where an autopsy was performed yesterday morning.
Spainhour said the autopsy indicated that Kelly did not sustain any injuries in the vehicle crash.

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