Coroner identifies woman whose body was found in Tchefuncte

Published: Jan. 30, 2014 at 1:32 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2014 at 1:32 AM CST
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COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - The St. Tammany Parish coroner has identified a body found in the Tchefuncte River.

Deputies said 37 year-old Katrina Toole, of Tickfaw, was found in the river next to a boat Tuesday morning.

Police say at the time of the discovery, the water temperature had dropped to dangerously cold levels and the body was in a place that made escape from the bayou extremely difficult.

Investigators have determined the woman had been dropped off at the boat – which belonged to a friend – Monday evening.  The boat's owner called to have police check on the woman after he could not reach her on her phone Tuesday morning.

The investigation is still ongoing; however, there were no signs of a struggle on the boat and investigators have not uncovered any other indications of foul play.

The coroner did not release the cause of the death.

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