Body found at Dixie Landing in Baldwin County believed to be missing woman
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) —
Authorities believe the discovery of a body in northern Baldwin County has ended the search for a missing Clarke County woman.
Authorities say a fisherman made the gruesome discovery along the banks of the Little River, near Dixie Landing in Baldwin County.
Multiple agencies, including federal investigators, are working the case.
As of now, Clarke County investigators believe the woman was the victim of a tragic accident.
"It's shocking. I hope they get to the bottom of it. Whatever happened to her," said local Terry Cumbie.
Investigators say the body was found in the water and the fisherman called the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
Multiple agencies, including the Baldwin County rescue squad as well as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, responded to the scene.
While the body hasn't been identified, Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris said the clothing matches that of Anita Boman, who has been missing since early February.
Sheriff Norris said they believe Boman accidentally drove her car into the Little River.
Boman's car was discovered on March 4, about 20 miles north of Dixie Landing.
"Every day that the weather was permissable, we would ride the rivers. We called the Monroe rescue squad twice and we had ALEA send in helicopter to fly the banks. So this has been an ongoing search every day," said Sheriff Norris.
Locals heard about the search and had hoped Boman would be found alive.
"I don't know the lady or her family but it's very unusual for that to happen here. It's sad," Cumbie said.
Authorities don't believe foul play was involved.
The body has been sent to forensics experts in Mobile.