OWEN COUNTY, Ind. – A death investigation surrounds an Indianapolis mother of two found dead in a creek.
Owen County officials say 32-year-old Danielle Akers’ body was recovered on Friday. A passerby tells us the body was spotted in Mills Creek, just south of Spencer. Now a cross with purple flowers, a balloon, and messages of mourning is placed near the creek.
“It was probably the most heart-wrenching news that we could ever, ever expect,” explains Brittany Akers, Danielle’s sister.
Brittany tells us the last anyone saw or heard from her older sister was nine days before her body was found.
“Has anyone talked to her? And they said ‘No we have not seen her. We have not talked to her. We have no idea where she’s at,’ and that’s when I realize something was very wrong,” explains Brittany Akers.
Brittany doesn’t know why or how her sister ended up in Owen County, more than 60 miles from home.
“There would be no reason for her to go there. There’s nothing there, all her friends and family are here in Indianapolis,” explains Brittany Akers.
Detectives are still searching for clues in this investigation. Brittany feels it could lead to someone her sister possibly knew or even trusted.
“We just want answers. We want closure for her. We want the person that did this found and we want justice for her because she didn’t deserve it,” explains Brittany Akers.
Two young kids are left without a mom and a family is left without a daughter and a sister.
“It’s unfathomable. Even to this day, I keep hoping that I made a mistake and she’s out there,” explains Brittany Akers.
The corner tells us the final cause and manner of death is still under investigation.