A search was conducted starting early Thursday for the body of Betty McMullen of rural Fairbury who had been missing.
The Jefferson County sheriff says the search started around the woman’s flood-surrounded home, but had to be suspended due to treacherous conditions.
Firefighters had searched the flooded basement initially but didn’t find anyone.
Rescue teams returned to the basement last night, but had the same result.
Water was pumped out of the basement this morning and the body was discovered about 10 AM.
By Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice