Woman found in Mississippi River unidentified

9:29 PM, Nov 20, 2010   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Law enforcement officials are still trying to determine the identity of a woman found dead in the Mississippi River in St. Paul more than a month ago

The Ramsey County medical examiner's office says the woman drowned, but how that happened has not been determined.

The office's chief investigator, Don Gorrie, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the office will submit information about the woman to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

Police say an employee of St. Paul Yacht Club, near the High Bridge, noticed the woman's body Oct. 14 lodged in some branches and debris.

The woman is described as between 16 to 40 years old, likely African-American, 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 170 pounds, with short hair.

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