Law enforcement officers have identified a woman who was found deceased in the Mississippi River, and officers are working to contact her family. On July 5, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Winona County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report that a person found a dead adult female floating in the river by Mosquito Island, just downriver of Winona’s East End. Deputies say the body appears to have only been in the river for a day.

The case was turned over to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and is under investigation to determine the circumstances of her death. The BCSO is not releasing the name of the woman until her family is notified.