Police Seek Public’s Help IDing Woman Found in Potomac

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman whose body was pulled from the Potomac River on November 1.

The case hasn’t been ruled a homicide, and MPD has not released a cause of death.

The woman, who appears to be 65 to 75 years old, was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and black “easy stride” shoes, MPD said. She was found in the river near the Watergate complex.

MPD’s press release and photos of the woman’s face are below. The images are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.

Contact: Officer Hugh Carew 202-727-4383

November 25, 2013

MPD Seeks Assistance from the Public in Identifying Deceased Adult Female in Undetermined Death Investigation

(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a deceased adult female who was found in the Potomac River across from the 2600 block of Virginia Avenue, NW on Friday, November 1, 2013 at approximately 1:43 pm. She was discovered wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and black “easy stride” shoes. The decedent appears to be 65-75 years of age.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy and the determination of a cause and manner of death.

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Anyone with information about the decedent’s identity is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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