Fisherman finds woman's body in river bottom in Avondale

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Photograph of tattoo similar to one victim had on her foot By Jennifer Thomas Photograph of tattoo similar to one victim had on her foot By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- The Avondale Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a body found in the Gila River bottom Sunday afternoon.

According to Avondale police Detective Reuben Gonzales, a fisherman found a woman's body in the river bottom at Indian Springs and El Mirage roads and contacted authorities shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.

The victim is described as a white female, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, 100 to 110 pounds with long brown hair and blue eyes.

The victim was wearing silver toenail polish and had a belly button piercing. Gonzales said she also had a sun and moon tattoo on the top of her foot. Investigators have released a photograph of a similar tattoo.

Gonzales said the victim was wearing a T-shirt with the yin and yang symbol on the front.

The cause of death has not been determined.

If anyone recognizes the tattoo or has information regarding this investigation, they are urged to contact Detective David Jones with the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7227 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.