Community helps bury mystery woman found in Spokane River

Community helps bury mystery woman found in Spokane River

Community helps bury mystery woman found in Spokane River

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:06 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash—Members of the community came together Tuesday to help law enforcement officials bury an unidentified woman whose body was found in January in the Spokane River.

Authorities said the woman was found January 10th on the south side of the river near E. Empire and Butler.

WATCH: Deputies find female body in Spokane River

The Spokane County held a funeral service Tuesday at Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery. The cemetery provided a discounted cemetery plot for the burial. The Hennessy Smith Funeral Home also provided a casket and transportation of the body to the cemetery at a discounted rate according to county officials.

Chaplains from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department performed the service, which was attended by staff members from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said all potential leads to the woman’s identity had been exhausted.

WATCH: Medical Examiner needs help identifying Spokane River body

Officials at the examiner’s office said they believed the woman’s family was still missing her and hoped that someone would recognize her description and come forward with a name. 

She was described as between  30 and 55-years-old, without tattoos, 5’2” tall and weighing 144 lbs.  She had dark hair and brown eyes according to the medical examiner. 

GRAPHIC: Image of the body

The Medical Examiner thanked community partners for helping with the burial and asked anyone who recognized the woman’s description to call their office.

 

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