UPDATE: Body found in Rock River identified as Mary Coulthard

UPDATED Saturday, May 10, 2014 --- 9:05 p.m.

Janesville Police tell us an autopsy was done on the body recovered yesterday from the Rock River.

It has been identified as 75-year-old Mary Coulthard.

Police say the cause of death is drowning, but they will continue to investigate the incident.


UPDATED Friday May 9, 2014 --- 9:00 p.m.

Janesville Police tell us officers were dispatched to the area of the Rock River West of the Monterey Dam.

15-year-old Kody Finfrock was fishing when he thought he possibly saw a body.

"I just looked again because I didn't believe I [saw] it," Finfrock said, adding that he "went and got [his] bike and ... just drove down to the bait shop."

That's where the owner of the shop, Shawn McCarten, proceeded to call 9-1-1 before returning back to where Finfrock spotted the body.

"It was over on the other side of the river," McCarten said.

Officers checked the area and located a body approximately 15 to 20 feet from shore

Janesville Fire Department was requested to assist with recovering the body.

Authorities say the body was of a female estimated to be in at least her sixties.

The identity is unknown at this time.

Police say there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body.

An autopsy will be scheduled and once the identity is known the family will be notified.


UPDATED Friday May 9, 2014 --- 8:54 p.m.

Our news partner in Milwaukee, WITI, spoke with Janesville Deputy Chief Dan Davis who says they have recovered a body from the Rock River.

Deputy Chief Davis says the body appears to be that of a woman in at least her sixties.

They say there was no obvious signs of trauma when the body was recovered.

Police and investigators have not determined whether or not this is the missing 75-year-old woman Mary Coulthard.

An autopsy is being scheduled.


UPDATED Friday May 9, 2014

JANESVILLE, Wis.--- The Janesville Police Dept. confirms a body has been found in the Rock River. Crews are working to recover the body right now.


Friday May 9, 2014

JANESVILLE, Wis. --- Investigators are looking into reports that a body found has been found in the Rock River.

An employee at a nearby bait and tackle shop says a teen boy came into the shop and said a body was in the river.

Rock County dispatch tells NBC 15 News that they have gotten a call about a body in the river.

NBC 15 News has a crew on the way and will post any updates.

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