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Woman's body recovered from Charles River

State Police report its marine unit recovered a woman's body from the Charles River between the Mass Ave. Bridge and Community Boating around 7:25 a.m. after a kayaker reported her floating in the water.

State Police say they are still trying to identify the woman, whose body will be autopsied tomorrow:

The victim is a black female, aged approximately 18 to 25 years old, approximate 5′ 5″ in height and weighing approximately 120 lbs. The body was clothed. Anyone who knows of a missing person who matches that general description, or who has any other information possibly related to the victim, is urged to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.

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RIP drowned person and all sympathies to those he or she knew.

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Enjoying an early morning workout on the river and discovering this. At least he reported it.

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I was in the bow of an eight when my crew found a body in the basin by the MoS early one morning about 33 years ago.

The cox summoned the launch, while the crew steadied the boat and I checked her for signs of life. She was young, just a little older than we were, and wearing a hospital gown. Her hair floated around her slack face like seaweed.

I see her in dreams, sometimes floating in space or time. I will never know who she was, but she will never be forgotten - not by me at least.

Her name was Victoria and she was an amazing person who will be missed, she was one of my best friends through middle school.