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Police investigate homicide after finding body in water

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MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - A woman's body found dead in the Barataria Waterway started a homicide investigation early this morning.

Police officers were dispatched on a report of a body in the Barataria Waterway near Glisson Park in Crown Point. With the assistance of a passing boater, police retrieved the body.

The body was determined to be in the water for a short period of time and transported the Jefferson Parish Coroners Office where an autopsy was performed. According to Sheriff Newell Normand, the coroner said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Tracy Eskine of Marrero.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Jeffery Rodrigue at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers.

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