Woman drowns at Finger Lakes State Park

Monday, June 16, 2014 | 11:27 a.m. CDT; updated 4:24 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 16, 2014

COLUMBIA — A woman is believed to have drowned in Finger Lakes State Park early Sunday morning after the car she was in rolled into a lake.

Jerriah Gio'Vonna Jordan, 27, sat in the passenger seat of her boyfriend's car when it rolled down a boat ramp and into the lake at the Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release.

Jordan's boyfriend told sheriff's deputies he was able to escape the vehicle and swim to shore, but was unable to rescue Jordan. After he got out of the water, he ran to U.S.63 North where he called for help, the report said.

Detective Tom O'Sullivan said this is the not the first time a car has rolled into the lake. "People just misjudge the distance there."

Jordan's body was recovered from the lake near the boat ramp. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, and an investigation into the accident is ongoing, O'Sullivan said.

"It appears at this time that it was just an accident," O'Sullivan said.

Supervising editor is Seth Klamann.

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