#1 Dead Womans body goes unnoticed in public pool for 2 days...
06-30-2011, 02:08 AM
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The body of a Fall River woman was discovered floating in a state run pool late last night, two days after she apparently drowned in that same pool......Police say lifeguards were on duty and people were swimming in the Veterans Memorial pool at Lafayette Park Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and it appears no one noticed the dead body.
Investigators identified the body as 36-year-old Marie Joseph.
Police say Joseph was watching her 9-year-old neighbor at the pool on Sunday when she apparently had an accident sliding down a waterside.
Family friends tell FOX25 the little boy told lifeguards that she did not come up from above water but no action was taken.
The Bristol County DA would not confirm if the womanís body was in the water for two days, but did call the set of circumstances "unbelievable" and said the death is still under investigation.......The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), who runs the pool, has since closed all 30 of their deepwater pools until further notice.
DCR has also placed the entire staff of the Veteran's Memorial Swimming Pool on administrative leave.
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