Emma Sweet Obituary, Death – According to the findings of the autopsy that was performed on the young girl, whose body was located in a river in Indiana, the death of a two-year-old child who had drowned was pronounced a homicide. Her body was found in the river. Emma Sweet, who was reported missing on Thanksgiving and found dead three days later, was found to have died as a result of “complications of cold and asphyxia connected to drowning,” according to the findings of the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office. Emma Sweet was reported missing on Thanksgiving. The body of Emma was discovered in a lake.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff issued a statement in which he claimed that “no actions were done by her adult caretaker to rescue Emma Sweet from the dangerous environment and this inactivity resulted in her death and [therefore] the manner of death is homicide” (because “no actions were done by her adult caretaker to rescue Emma Sweet from the dangerous environment and this inactivity resulted in her death, the manner of death is homicide”). This assertion was made in answer to a question regarding the manner in which the person had passed away.
The day after Thanksgiving, Emma and her father, Jeremy Sweet, who is 39 years old, were both reported missing. This was the day after they had been seen together for the very last time the day before they were reported missing. On November 26, in the wee hours of the morning, duck hunters came across Sweet’s pickup vehicle which was adrift in the White River. He was taken to the hospital while he was still conscious in order to undergo treatment for hypothermia caused by prolonged exposure to cold.
On the other hand, Emma was nowhere to be found, and as soon as it was discovered that she was missing, a number of different authorities quickly began an intensive search for her. Two days later, on the third day, a diver with the Bartholomew County Water Rescue and Recovery Team located Emma’s body approximately three miles downstream from the location where her father’s body was discovered.
According to a statement that was issued by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, Sweet was arrested on December 1 and charged with two felonies: unauthorized possession of a syringe and neglecting a dependent that led to death. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison each. Both of these crimes entail the possibility of a sentence of incarceration for a minimum of one year.