Public help sought in ID'ing body found in Mississippi River

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Friday, June 05 2015 Jun 5, 2015 Friday, June 05, 2015 8:31:00 AM CDT June 05, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities were asking for the public's help Friday in identifying a woman whose body was found floating this week in the Mississippi River at St. Louis.

The body was discovered shortly before noon Wednesday by a worker on the Eads Bridge that links Missouri to Illinois.

Firefighters later pulled the body out of the water near the MacArthur Bridge.

Authorities said the 5-foot-6, 144-pound white woman has a large scorpion tattoo on her back. She was described as 20 to 40 years old with brown, straight, medium-length hair and a single piercing in each ear. Authorities said she also has a space between her front teeth.

Anyone with information about the identity of the woman was asked to call St. Louis police or the city's medical examiner.

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