Missing University of Alabama student found dead in river

Published 3:48 pm Thursday, September 3, 2020

Authorities say Thursday they had located the body of a University of Alabama student who had been missing since a boating accident earlier this week.

News outlets reported that the body of Kirsten Jones, 20, was found Thursday morning at the spillway of Oliver Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa.

Crews located the body with the aid of sonar equipment.

Jones had been missing since Tuesday night, when a boat she was in went over the spillway. Two other people survived.

Jones was from Niceville, Florida.