STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) – Stratford police say they discovered a woman’s body in a car that was found partially submerged in the Housatonic River.

The woman’s identity was not confirmed early Saturday afternoon, a few hours after a tow truck pulled the car from the water near the Birdseye boat ramp.

A Stratford police captain said there were no obvious signs of foul play, but that the state medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy Sunday.

She was described as a woman in her 50s.

Police believe they know who she is, but her identity will not be released until the autopsy confirms it and until her family is notified.


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