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Body of 18-year-old woman found in Rend Lake

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WHITTINGTON, Ill. -- Crews in southern Illinois have found the body of a missing 18-year-old who disappeared in Rend Lake while swimming with friends.

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler says preliminary autopsy results show Emilie Jo Turrentine likely drowned.

Divers found her body in about 10 feet of water on Tuesday afternoon.

The Carmi resident was swimming with friends on Monday in the Franklin County lake when she slipped beneath the water.

Authorities don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a part in her death and don’t believe foul play was involved.

Rend Lake is about 30 miles north of Carbondale.

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