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Woman’s body pulled from Columbia River near Kalama

Law enforcement asking for public's help to identify her

By Matt Esnayra, The Daily News
Published: April 30, 2024, 7:53am

KALAMA — The body of a woman was retrieved from the Columbia River on Sunday near the Port of Kalama.

Her identity is unknown.

Cowlitz County Sheriff Brad Thurman said a tugboat captain reported a dead body floating in the water near the port about 6:17 p.m.

Thurman said the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and dive team had just completed a training exercise in the area before responding to the scene.

Cowlitz County Coroner Dana Tucker is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the woman, who is describer as 5 foot, 9 inches tall and about 154 pounds with long, dark curly hair and two tattoos: a lucky cat on her left torso and a sunbeam on her right collarbone.

The woman is believed to be white or Hispanic, a press release states.

The woman was wearing Levi brand jeans, a size medium black, long-sleeve shirt by the fast fashion retailer Shein; and size 8 1/2 white Nike Air Max gym shoes.

The cause and manner of death is pending an autopsy, the press release states.

Those with information are asked to call the Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office at 360-577-3079 or the Cowlitz County Sheriff