GROVE CITY (WCMH) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirms deputies are investigating after the body of a female was found in Big Darby Creek.
The body was found near Trapper John’s Canoe Livery on London-Groveport Road shortly before 5:20pm Friday. The Sheriff’s Office said the body was initially found about a mile upstream of Trapper John’s Canoe Livery.
The sheriff’s office said the body was found in a partially submerged recycling bin. Initially, investigators thought it was the body of a juvenile, but further investigation at the Franklin County Coroner’s Office have determined that the body is that of a woman with a smaller stature.
The sheriff’s office identified the woman as 22-year-old Gabriel Ann Hinojosa, who had been reported missing last Sunday, Feb. 19.
BCI is also assisting in the investigation.
Hinojosa’s family released a statement to NBC4 Saturday.
“She was working toward something great but someone took that away from her.”