New development in missing persons case

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Van Tuong Nguyen
    Australian convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore (1980-2005)

Oct. 15—VERSAILLES — Thursday, October 14, detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began a missing person investigation after a vehicle connected to a 2002 missing person investigation from Delhi Township, Ohio, was located in the Ohio River near Aurora, Indiana.

In April 2002, the Delhi Township Police Department began investigating the disappearance of Stephanie Van Nguyen, 26, and her two children, Kristina, 4, and John, 3.

Nguyen was last known to be driving her 1997 Nissan Pathfinder. Information gathered at the time indicated that Nguyen left a note that she was going to drive into the Ohio River; however, her vehicle was not located at the time.

The Delhi Township Police Department recently began looking into the case again. A thorough search of the river using side sonar scan technology led divers to locate a vehicle that matched the description of Nguyen's vehicle. The registration plate on the vehicle confirmed the vehicle belonged to Nguyen.

Dive teams from the Hamilton County Police Association and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources with the assistance of Schaffer's Towing worked to bring the vehicle to the surface. The vehicle was located at a depth of more than 50 feet and was approximately 300 feet from the bank of the river.

The vehicle was transported to a secure location where Indiana State Police investigators will examine it to determine if Nguyen or her two children were in the vehicle.

The Indiana State Police and Delhi Township Police Departments were assisted at the scene by the Hamilton County Police Association Dive Team, Indiana Conservation Officers, Aurora Police Department, Dearborn County Sheriff's Department, Aurora Fire Department and EMS, Dearborn County Coroner's Office, and Schaffer's Towing.

Information provided — Information provided

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting