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Woman's body found in Elk River

The body of an "elderly" woman was found in the Elk River in Braxton County, authorities said.

A deputy at the Braxton Sheriff's Department said a body was reported in the river near a bridge in Gassaway late Monday night. Officers found the body still in the water.

No foul play was evident. The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Her name was not released Tuesday as deputies were working to notify her family. Deputies said the woman was near her home when she died and was last seen about 2 p.m. Monday.


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