An East Moline woman whose body was recovered from a vehicle submerged in the Mississippi River off the Ben Butterwoth Parkway in Moline on Dec. 10 drowned, according to Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson.
The death of Leah F. Manche, 28, wasa "presumed drowning due to a motor vehicle mishap," Mr. Gustafson said on Tuesday.
He said alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the accident but didn't say what her blood alcohol level was.
No autopsy was performed, and Mr. Gustafson said the case is closed.
The red, four-door Pontiac Grand Prix was pulled from the river after a patrol officer driving in the 4500 block of River Drive spotted the tail lights about 3 a.m.
Water rescue efforts were launched by 3:37 a.m. but temporarily halted because of high waves and wind, police said at the time.
Big River Rescue/Recovery Dive Team divers pulled out the vehicle, and Ms. Manche was found inside.
Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once. 1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed. 1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France. 1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion. 1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. 1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.