- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 9, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee have identified a body found floating naked in the Cumberland River over the weekend.

Nashville Metro Police confirmed Tuesday that the woman discovered by an off-duty officer on a jetski was 43-year-old Sonta Tycee Gentry. Police spokesman Sgt. Noble Taylor said Gentry was found dead and unclothed on Saturday afternoon with a laceration on her leg and possible head trauma. Investigators don’t think she’d been in the water for long.

The Tennessean reports Gentry’s cause and manner of death haven’t been released.

Police said one of her co-workers at a local grocery store called authorities and told them she thought a description she heard on the news was that of Gentry.

Investigators say Gentry recently moved to Tennessee, and fingerprints on file in Alabama confirmed her identity.


Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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