PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Officials were called out this afternoon to where a body was spotted floating in the Ohio River.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office was called to the river near the ALCOSAN plant around 1 p.m.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5,766 New Cases, 113 More Deaths
Crews were actually out looking for the body of missing 22-year-old hospital nurse Paul Kochu, when they found the body of a woman.
It turns out the body belongs to Harriet Hickman Smith who was reported missing the day after Christmas. That was also the same day as her birthday, she would have been 69 years old.READ MORE: FBI Investigates Slew Of Threats At Pittsburgh-Area School Districts
Family members and authorities confirmed her identity.
It’s unclear the circumstances surrounding how she ended up in the river.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
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