- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say they are investigating after they recovered the body of a 52-year-old woman in Puget Sound east of Port Orchard.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that local residents reported finding a body floating in the water close to the shoreline Friday afternoon.

Authorities responded and recovered the body. The sheriff’s office says detectives along with the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office were able to positively identify the woman as Belinda Lee Palmer of Silverdale.

The coroner will determine the cause and manner of death after a Monday autopsy.

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