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Murky Mass. pool being drained after woman's death

3 years ago July 17, 2011 Jul 17, 2011 Sunday, July 17 2011 Sunday, July 17, 2011 10:19:23 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass.- A swimming pool where a woman's body lay unnoticed in murky water for days is being drained as part of the investigation into her drowning death.

Authorities working on the investigation in Fall River, about 50 miles south of Boston, expected to need most of the weekend to pump nearly a quarter-million gallons of water from the pool into nearby sewers.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool at Lafayette Park was closed after 36-year-old Marie Joseph's body surfaced June 28, perhaps two days after she drowned.

Authorities have said the cloudy water hid her body in the pool's murky deep end. The death of the Newport, R.I., hotel housekeeper from Haiti has been ruled an accident.

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is investigating.

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