Still Searching For Answers

Terre Haute, IN. - "No type of inclement weather will stop this investigation," Chief John Plasse said. 

This is the latest area to provide clues to the disappearance of Alice "Anita" Oswald. 

It's a lonely corner of Vigo County where police pulled her vehicle out of a private lake. 

The property is gated and owned by a construction company.

How Oswald's car ended up here is just the latest piece of a complicated puzzle.

Oswald's daughter reported the 77-year old missing on November 10th.

The day before she had gone to work at Harmony Sanford Animal Shelter in West Terre Haute. 

She left there in her burgundy Honda CRV, stopping at a heating and cooling business on Maple Avenue. 

She waited about an hour until staff informed her that the repair person was in route to one of her rental properties. 

That was the last sighting.

After Oswald was reported missing, her house caught fire in the middle of the night. We talked to neighbors left with questions. 

"We were thinking what's going on, then come to find out she's missing," Chad Weaver said.      

More than two months after her disappearance. A tip lead police to the private lake at the corner of Tabortown Street and East Moyer Drive, more than 20 minutes from Oswald's home. 

It took crews two days to recover the vehicle which was submerged under 10 inches of ice and in the car a body of an unidentified female. 

The Vigo County Coroner says it could take several weeks to positively identify the body. 

And until then, investigators will continue to search for answers. 

"We treat this case just as we would any homicide investigation due to the nature of the facts based on our observation of the vehicle we do not believe that this female drove that vehicle into the water and we will continue to treat this case as a homicide," Assistant Chief Shawn Keen said. 

Police believe that whoever put the vehicle in the body of water did not think it would ever be discovered.

If you have any information about Oswald's disappearance you are asked to contact the Terre Haute Police Department. 


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