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Mar 2, 2014 2:23 PM by KATC

Authorities ID body of woman dumped in waterway

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who was killed and dumped in a waterway just outside New Orleans.

The body of 48-year-old Tracy Eskine was found early Saturday in the Barataria waterway in Marrero. Her last known address was in Marrero.

Officers say her body appeared to have been in the water a short time when it was found. After an autopsy, authorities say she had been beaten to death.

Investigators did not immediately identify a suspect or know a motive for the crime.

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