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Woman's body found near Colorado River in Grand Junction

Posted at 12:47 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 14:47:47-04

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Authorities are investigating how a woman died after her body was found near the Colorado River in Grand Junction.

On Saturday afternoon, officers and detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the area of Watson Island in the Colorado River on a report of a deceased person near the water.

A passerby discovered and reported the body to authorities.

Police said the deceased person was an adult female. Initial investigation indicated that the manner of her death is suspicious, police said.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-7867.