Police trying to identify body of woman found in Middlesex

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MIDDLESEX — Vermont State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman whose body was discovered last week in the Winooski River in Middlesex.

Police say the deceased is a white woman standing about 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 206 pounds, and between 30-50 years old.

She has tattoos of the names “Sue” and “Patty” on her left forearm, along with other tattoos on her body including a red and blue butterfly, a pink and yellow five-petal flower on her right foot with leaves going up her ankle, and two roses on her right wrist.

She was wearing a large ring on her right index finger with a carved face and headdress.

The body was located near 31 Welch Park Dr. in Middlesex, near the confluence of the Mad and Winooski rivers.

Police do not believe the woman is someone who has previously been reported missing.

The cause of death is pending, along with testing that includes examining dental records and DNA in an attempt to identify the individual.

Investigators say it is unclear how long the woman had been deceased at the time the body was found.

Police ask that anyone who might have information about the woman’s identity or the circumstances of this incident call the Middlesex Barracks at 802-229-9191.