Help sought in identifying womans body

We are trying to identify the body of a woman found in the River Welland close to houses on Eastgate, Deeping St James.

Officers were called to the area at 7.30 am on Sunday 12th April by a local resident.

The woman was recovered from the water a short time later. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

The woman is thought to be in her late 70s/80s. She is around 5ft 4, of medium build, with white/grey hair and she was wearing a woollen coat over an orange top, headscarf, blue socks and sandals.

We are currently undertaking enquiries to identify the woman, establish the circumstances leading up to her death and to trace her family.

We are appealing to the public for help and to ask that anyone who recognises the description of the woman to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Please call us on 101, incident 59 of April 12

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