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September 21, 2012
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Police investigating body found in river

EAGLE COUNTY - The Eagle County Sheriff's Office received a report Friday around 3 p.m. from a fisherman who saw what appeared to be a body, located on a sandbar, on the Eagle River behind the Gypsum Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., The Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Gypsum Fire Protection District and Eagle County Ambulance District recovered the body of an unidentified female.

The positive identification of the female and the cause of death will be determined by the Eagle County Coroner's Office, according to a Sheriff's Office statement released Friday evening.

The incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information about the suspects or this crime should call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Any tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved could earn a reward of up to $1,000 from the Crime Stoppers.

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