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Sheriff: Missing swimmer's body found

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago August 07, 2013 Aug 7, 2013 Wednesday, August 07 2013 August 07, 2013 2:47 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

FRANKLINTON - The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office says the body of 22-year-old Melanie Borja has been found.

Borja, of Picayune, Miss., went missing on the Bogue Chitto River near Franklinton on Sunday.

The sheriff's office tells WDSU-TV that Borja's body was found at about 1 p.m. Wednesday near the area she was last seen.

The Coast Guard said the woman jumped off her inner tube Sunday and started swimming. She was last seen about halfway down the river.

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