HENDERSON, Ky. – Police found the bodies of two women Sunday inside a sport utility vehicle that had plunged into the Ohio River, and were searching for four men a survivor said also were in the SUV.
A woman who managed to swim to shore told police she was riding in the vehicle when her friend drove down a boat ramp into the water around 2:30 a.m.
Jamie Rakestrew, 26, said she and her friends met the men at a bar and were giving them a ride, but she did not know their names, officials said.
"This is one of the most unusual situations I've witnessed in 26 years of law enforcement in that we have four missing people and we don't really know who they are," Henderson Police Chief Ed Brady said.
All the women were from Evansville, Ind., which is across the river from Henderson.
Rakestrew told investigators she remembers they were confused about what direction they were going from the bar, which is about two blocks from the river.
The bodies of Korena Alvira and Diamond Raimey, both 32, were found in the SUV about 75 feet from shore, officials said. Alvira was believed to be the driver.
Autopsies and toxicologytests were scheduled for Monday.
Rainstorms suspended the search for the men Sunday afternoon.