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Body found in cave possibly missing Kentuckiana man

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Trailhead leading to the cave where the body was found. Trailhead leading to the cave where the body was found.
(source: Indiana DNR) (source: Indiana DNR)
Crews working along the trailhead to the cave where the body was found Crews working along the trailhead to the cave where the body was found

LEAVENWORTH, IN (WAVE) – Authorities in southern Indiana have found a body inside a cave that may be a missing Floyd County spelunker who was last seen four months ago.

According to Jeff Milner with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the body was spotted Sunday inside one of the many caves in the Wyandotte Caves area of the Harrison-Crawford State Forest.

Milner says Harrison County dispatch received a call at 3:50 Sunday afternoon from people who were in the Breathing Hole Cave earlier in the day saying they had discovered a body. The Indiana Conservation Officer's Cave Rescue Team was dispatched and was able to locate the body at 10:45 Sunday night.

According to Conservation Officer Jim Hash, "there were some very small passages in the cave that were difficult to navigate. The removal of the unidentified man was very demanding."

Milner says The Breathing Hole Cave has a 154 foot drop at the entrance.

DNR officials believe the unidentified man is believed to be that of 25-year-old Kevin Eve who went missing on October 1, 2011. Evidence found near the body included items purchased by Kevin Eve on the day he went missing. 

Milner says the body was removed from the cave at 6:18 p.m. Monday. The unidentified man is now in the possession of the Crawford County Coroner's Office pending his investigation. At this time there is no cause of death or positive identification of the man.

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