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Apr 3, 2012 9:30 AM by AP

Body found in Red River

BATCHELOR, La. (AP) - Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's detectives are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose nude body was found floating Sunday in the Red River close to its intersection with Old River.

Sheriff's Capt. Steve Juge tells The Advocate authorities recovered the body and sent it to Lafayette for an autopsy shortly after a tugboat captain discovered the body floating in the water around 4 p.m.

Juge said detectives have not yet determined how long the body was in the water before its discovery, and Monday's autopsy findings proved inconclusive.

He said authorities are trying to match fingerprints and dental records to determine the woman's identity.

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