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Woman’s body found floating in the Mississippi river

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Fire Department has recovered a body from the Mississippi river.  The deceased person was found floating near the Eads bridge.  She was recovered just south of the MacArthur Bridge. Police say there are no visible signs of trauma.

She appeared to have been in the water for some time.   Investigators say they are currently unable to determine age or race.

Homicide detectives are not handling the investigation.  It is being handled at the district level according to St. Louis City police.

It is not clear how the person died at this point. More details will be posted as this story develops.