UPDATED: Body of Missing Bowling Green Woman Found

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"It's unbelievable. It's like a piece of us is missing. We have to find that piece to make us whole again," said Leann Boyd, Trent's sister.

UPDATED 7:00 PM -- Police say just before 1:00 PM Friday afternoon, the body of a missing Bowling Green woman was found.

The Ohio County Sheriff's Office says the body of Melissa Trent, 39, was found near the Rochester Lock and Dam in the Green River in Ohio County.

Trent went missing on April 21 while boating in the Barren River at the Green Castle Dam in Warren County.

Police say that boating accident is now under investigation.


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- "It's not goodbye, yet," said Brooke Epley, Trent's daughter.

The daughters of 39-year-old Melissa Trent have not lost hope that rescue crews will find their mother.

Trent went missing Monday afternoon, after her boat capsized over a dam in the Green Castle area of Barren River.
Her passenger, 47-year-old, Robert Lindsey swam to shore. Crews still have not recovered Trent.

"It's unbelievable. It's like a piece of us is missing. We have to find that piece to make us whole again," said Leann Boyd, Trent's sister.

Family members have not left the Green Castle area, as crews work tirelessly to recover Trent. Crews from all over the state are putting their efforts together.

"Logan County, Edmonson County, Butler County, Warren County, Metcalfe County and Hart County. Jefferson County Swift Water Rescue is here today. They are the ones working up around the dam, they have specialized training allowing them to do that," said Emory Kidd, Director of Emergency Management, Metcalfe County.

"We're thankful that they're not giving up because I'm not. We can't give up hope," said Brooke Epley, Trent's daughter.

Along with rescue crews, The American Red Cross is on site canteening.

"Canteening involves bringing breakfast, lunch, snacks, and food out to the family or responders. Whoever is out here on the scene," said Adriane Thiery, Disaster Program Manager of American Red Cross.

Family members are persistent, saying they will not give up on the search of Melissa Trent, until they have closure.

"It's not good bye until we find her," said Leann Boyd, Trent's sister.

More than one hundred searchers have been up and down this stream, assisting in the recovery of Melissa Trent. The Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers are also assisting in this rescue.


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