MISSING FATHER AND DAUGHTER COMES TO TRAGIC END

FOUND 3 MILES DOWNSTREAM

On November 26, 2021 at approximately 5:59 a.m., Bartholomew County Deputies were dispatched to the 1700 block of Blessing Road in regards to a truck that had been located in the east fork of the White River by duck hunters.

The duck hunters located a truck in the White River that was submerged with one occupant. The occupant was transported by EMS to Columbus Regional Hospital where he is being treated for exposure of hypothermia. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the individual had his two year old daughter with him

Emma Sweet’s father is Jeremy Sweet of Columbus, Indiana. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

He is currently out on bond for unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon as well as possession of methamphetamine.

MISSING TWO YEAR OLD – UPDATE

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office has continued the search for two year old, Emma Sweet. On November 27, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., BCSO deputies, Columbus Township Fire, Indiana State Police and DNR divers along with 31 Wrecker recovered the vehicle belonging to Jeremy Sweet.

When the vehicle was recovered, it was confirmed that Emma was not in the vehicle or underneath the vehicle in the water. However, what is believed to be Emma’s coat was recovered downstream.

At this time, we are conducting both a ground and river search, which involves several law enforcement and fire departments.

We have no further updates at this time, but we will update the public when we have more information.

“All of the agencies have been working together for the common goal of which is to find Emma and bring her home to her family,” said Sheriff Matt Myers.

On November 28, 2021, the Bartholomew County Water Rescue and Recovery Team as well as other water rescue agencies located Emma 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 the death for Emma.

Jeremy is currently being held on a 72-hour hold without bond while the investigation continues.

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