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Woman found dead in Shenandoah River in apparent suicide

August 01, 2011

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — A woman was found dead in the Shenandoah River near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Sunday after she apparently committed suicide by jumping from the U.S. 340 bridge over the Shenandoah, Harpers Ferry Police Chief John Brown said.

Police received a call at about 9 p.m. to check the woman’s welfare after her vehicle was found parked along Shenandoah Street at a river access point near the bridge, Brown said.

Police and firefighters from the Independent Fire Co. and Friendship Fire Co. searched for the woman and recovered her body from the river, Brown said.

The name of the woman, who was in her 30s, was not released. Police were notifying her family Monday morning, Brown said.

— Heather Keels

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