Body of Woman Whose Car Was Found Abandoned Found in Salisbury

The car was found abandoned on I-95 south near the Whittier Bridge

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The body of a 70-year-old woman whose car was found abandoned on Interstate 95 south has been found along the Merrimack River in Salisbury, Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday.

State police, local police and the U.S. Coast Guard all joined in a search in the area of the Whittier Bridge in Newburyport after the woman's car was found in the breakdown lane on 95 South, just south of the Whittier Bridge.

The search started when the car was found around 11:20 a.m. After an extensive search, a canoeist reported the body to police around 3:15 p.m.

The woman, who was described as a Beverly resident, has not been publicly identified. An investigation into her cause and manner of death are ongoing.

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