FEMALE BODY RECOVERED FROM SOUTH UMPQUA RIVER

June 29, 2020 2:40 p.m.

A female body was recovered from the South Umpqua River on Monday morning.

Sergeant Jeff Eichenbusch of the Roseburg Police said just after 8:15 a.m. a citizen reported seeing a human body floating face down in the river, just west of Micelli Park. Eichenbusch said emergency personnel from the Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department, Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area.

The woman was found deceased, in the water about 25 to 30 feet from shore. Personnel from Fire District No. 2 were able to recover the body with their boat.

Eichenbusch said the adult woman has been positively identified, but her identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Douglas County Medical Examiner took possession of her body. The woman was fully clothed and there are no obvious signs of external physical injury.

Eichenbusch said the investigation is ongoing, but at this time there is nothing to indicate that foul play was involved.

 

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