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Woman’s body recovered in American River near Discovery Park

Authorities provide details about recovery of woman's body from American River

Sacramento police spokesman Matthew McPhail on Monday, July 24, 2017, provided details about the recovery of a woman's body from the American River near Discovery Park. Police and fire personnel worked together on the recovery at about 7:30 a.m.
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Sacramento police spokesman Matthew McPhail on Monday, July 24, 2017, provided details about the recovery of a woman's body from the American River near Discovery Park. Police and fire personnel worked together on the recovery at about 7:30 a.m.

Sacramento firefighters recovered a body Monday morning from the American River near Discovery Park.

Sacramento Fire Department crews used a boat to bring the body of a woman to shore. Sacramento County coroner’s deputies took custody of the body.

The body was spotted by a citizen about 7:30 a.m. Monday in the river, according to Sacramento Police Department spokesman Sgt. Matthew McPhail. She has not been identified.

Early indications are that the woman had not been in the water for more than a day or two, McPhail said.

How she died was unknown Monday. There was no indication that foul play was involved, McPhail said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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