Police, BCI investigating after body found in water in Massillon

Police investigating homicide after body found under Massillon bridge
Investigators focused heavily on this area of the bridge. (Source: WOIO)
Investigators focused heavily on this area of the bridge. (Source: WOIO)
Ohio BCI was called in to assist with the investigation. (Source: WOIO)
Ohio BCI was called in to assist with the investigation. (Source: WOIO)

MASSILLON, OH (WOIO) - Three children fishing found a woman's body in the water in Massillon around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday. The body was found under a bridge on 3rd Street NW at James Street.

Massillon police are treating the case as a homicide. An Ohio BCI spokeswoman says the woman has been tentatively identified as a 23-year-old from the Summit or Stark County area.

The Stark County Coroner will determine and release her cause of death and identity.

Officials released a description of the victim's tattoos; including two paw prints below her neckline on upper chest and the name Jordan Alexander in script around her neck, in order to help identify her.

Anyone with information is asked to call Massillon Police or Ohio BCI at 855-BCI-OHIO. .

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