Body found in car of Terre Haute woman missing for 2 months

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Police in western Indiana say a female body has been found in the trunk of a car registered to a woman who hasn’t been seen in nearly two months.

Terre Haute Police Assistant Chief Shawn Keen says the body was found in the vehicle belonging to 77-year-old Alice Oswald, but he says it’s premature to speculate on its identity until results come back from an autopsy that was scheduled for Saturday.

The Tribune-Star reports Keen told a news conference Friday evening that Oswald’s vehicle was recovered from a remote pond in eastern Vigo County about 3:30 p.m. Friday.

He says the Nov. 9 disappearance of Oswald continues to be investigated as a homicide. She was last seen leaving a business to meet a worker at one of her rental properties.