Rescue Teams Find the Body of Missing 51-Year-Old Woman in Detroit River

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September 23, 2019US News
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Rescue Teams Find the Body of Missing 51-Year-Old Woman in Detroit River
Body of missing 51-year-old Christine Chiles was found in Detroit River (Grosse Ile Police Department)

The body of a 51-year-old mother of three who is said to have suffered from depression was found in the Detroit River on Sept. 23.

Christine Chiles of Grosse Ile was last seen on Friday, Sept. 20, at 4 a.m., outside her house. She was wearing a jogging outfit at that time.

An extensive search was conducted over the weekend that included the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division, the U.S. Coast Guard, dive teams, Woodhaven Police Department, members of Michigan Search & Recovery, and over 100 volunteers. A K9 unit was dispatched to track her scent but to no avail.

On Sept. 23 the search came to a dreadful end when her body was found in the Detroit River. Her body was discovered close to her home on East River Road, outside of the primary search area, at around 11:30 a.m.

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Police line. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Police said at this stage it is too early to draw conclusions on what led to Chile’s death.

“The body has been released to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office and an autopsy has been scheduled for Sept. 24, 2019,” said Lt. Kenneth Pelland of the Grosse Ile Police Department. “The cause of death has not been determined as of yet and the investigation is ongoing.”

Last year, The Epoch Times reported on another case whereby a woman’s body was pulled from a river.

Missing 74-Year-Old Alabama Woman Found Dead; Homicide Investigation Opened

A body found in a Florida river is that of an Alabama woman who went missing last month, according to law enforcement.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office identified the body as belonging to Eva McBride, 74, who went missing Nov. 24, 2018, reported AL.com.

McBride, from Pollard, Escambia County, was found next to the Escambia River in Jay, Florida, NBC15 reported.

“On 12/9/18 at approximately 11:00 am, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call in reference to an individual who was found deceased along the bank of Escambia River in Jay,” said a press release from officials, according to AL.com. “The location was approximately 1 mile south of Terrell Landing Boat Ramp.”

A daughter of the woman, Cindy Brittingham, said she became alarmed when her mother didn’t show up for church for cleaning services on Nov. 24, WKRG reported.

Officials with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office previously said that “no foul play has occurred” in her disappearance. However, they are “assuming the worst” in the case and opened a homicide case, the report said.

Epocch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report

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