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UPDATE: Woman's body pulled from Rock River, no positive I.D. yet

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Police in Janesville say the body pulled from the Rock River is that of a woman who was at least 60 years old.

Officers tell 27 News the woman has not been positively identified. They say the body was in the water for a while and there are no obvious signs of trauma on the body. The next step in the investigation is to do an autopsy.

Police say a teenager who was fishing spotted the body about 15 feet from shore near the Center Ave. bridge. The teen ran to a nearby bait shop, where he told the owner and first responders were called.

There is currently one missing persons case in Janesville. Police have been searching for 75-year-old Mary Coulthard since last Friday night. She was last seen around 10 p.m. Friday at her apartment in the 200 block of North Main Street. At this point, officers have not made any connection between the body and Coulthard.


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Police now say they have recovered a body found in the Rock River.

The body was pulled from the water near the Monterey Dam.

Sgt. Mark Ratzlaff says a young boy noticed a shirt and shoes in the river and he walked to a bait shop in the area. Workers in the shop then called 911.

Police have not said whether the person is that of a man or a woman.

Ratzlaff says the next step is to identify the body and notify the person's next of kin. He says that process could take some time, but the person's identity could be released as soon as Friday night.


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Janesville police confirm a body has been found in the Rock River, near the Monterey Bridge.

Deputy Chief Danny Davis tells 27 News that they are trying to recover the body. Search crews are on the 800 block of S. Washington Street.

The Janesville Gazette reports police don't know if it's a man or woman. 

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