The Putnam County Coroner's Office is investigating the apparent drowning death of a Heritage Lake woman earlier this week.
Coroner Thomas Miller told the Banner Graphic that 45-year-old Brenda Thorburg, of Heritage Lake, drown while swimming near her home on Monday evening.
He said she was last seen swimming at around 9 p.m. and later reported missing by her husband.
The Floyd Township Fire Department found her body in the water at around 11:40 p.m., about 400 feet from her home, Miller said. She was deceased.
"She normally swims every day," Miller said. "So it's not unusual."
He said there were indications that alcohol may have been a factor in the drowning. But nothing will be conclusive until the toxicology report is returned in a couple of weeks, he said.
"It's still an open investigation," Miller said.
Thorburg leaves behind a husband and children.