On Sunday, August 7, 2011 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a body located in the Mississippi River near the Winfield Lock and Dam. The body is that of a white female, however due to the condition of the body we have not been able to make a positive identification.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are currently working a missing persons case near the same area. On July 08, 2011 The Elsberry Police Department began investigating the disappearance of Sherri Jane Wood, a 50-year-old white female. During their investigation, information lead them along with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office to the end of Hwy P at the Mississippi River where property of Sherri Wood was located near the bank of the river.
On July 15, 2011 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation at the request of Chief Robert Bodley of the Elsberry Police Department. Lincoln County Detectives confirmed through relatives that a suicide note found at Sherri Wood’s residence was written by her.
At this time Lincoln County Detectives are trying to confirm the identity.