Metro-East News

Body found floating in Mississippi River

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman whose body was found floating this week in the Mississippi River at St. Louis.

Reports indicate the woman is from Granite City.

The body was discovered shortly before noon Wednesday by a worker on the Eads Bridge that links Missouri to Illinois.

Firefighters later pulled the body out of the water near the MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis.

Authorities say the 5-foot-6, 144-pound white woman has a large scorpion tattoo on her back. She is described as being between 20 to 40 years old, with brown, straight, medium-length hair and a single piercing in each ear.

Authorities say she also has a space between her front teeth.

Anyone with any information about the identity of this woman is asked to call St. Louis police or the city’s medical examiner.