UPDATE: Leah Carter's body located in Monroe County

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Officials have confirmed the body as missing 19-year-old, Leah Carter.

Monroe County Emergency Management says she was found this morning at 10:47 a.m. about seven miles from where her car was swept away.

Civilian volunteers searching the area of East Fork Creek and Barren River located the body of 19 year old Leah Carter, 5 miles from Lyons Bridge where her car was being swept away by flash flood waters.

"Leah was just the absolute sweetest child in school, sweetest person you could ever be around," said volunteer Lori Brown.

The search began Monday night, New Year's Eve on the bridge where Leah called 911.
"It is unbelievable the outpouring of support that we've had for the family," said Brown.

An estimated 1986 individuals dedicated countless hours and resources in an extensive search of land, water, and debris all to help bring closure to Leah's family.

"Way too young, way too young for anyone to leave this world, and the way that she left it is tough on everyone," said Lucas Geralds, Monroe County Chief Deputy

Funeral arrangements arrangements are at the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Kentucky State Police say they have located a body in Monroe County.

The body was found during a collective search effort for a missing Gamaliel woman whose car was swept away by flood waters.

Police are waiting to confirm the identity.

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