On Monday, November 20, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person’s report from a family member of 29 year old Kristen L. Luebbert of rural Alton.
Family members reported Kristen left her home around 1:30 a.m. on November 20 and had not been seen since. The family believed Kristen left the home in her vehicle.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, observations were made near a small farm pond at the intersection of Rush Lane and Fosterburg Road that suggested a vehicle may have entered the pond. The Sheriff’s Office, Fosterburg Fire Department, Alton Volunteer Emergency Corp (AVEC), Hillsboro Fire Department Dive Team, and Team Watters Sonar Search and Recovery responded to the scene.
Kristen’s fully submerged vehicle was recovered from the pond. Kristen was located inside the vehicle, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by a member of the Madison County Coroner’s Office.
The case is still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.