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Buffalo County leading investigation of body found in the Mississippi



Sheriff’s officers in Buffalo County are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in the Mississippi River south of Winona.

The body was located within Wisconsin territory on the river, so Buffalo County will be conducting an autopsy before the woman’s name is made public.

Authorities in Winona County were called on Tuesday afternoon, when the body was found floating in the water near Homer.

AA dive team was sent to the area around 4:30pm and pulled the body of an adult woman from the water. Police are still working to establish an identity and a cause of death.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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