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Police looking for help in identifying woman found in estuary

on December 19, 2011

The Oakland Police Department is seeking information about a woman who was found clinging to rocks in the Oakland Estuary on Thursday morning and was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.

According to OPD spokesperson Johnna Watson, a woman described as African American, with brown eyes and brown hair, 5-foot-7, 200 pounds and between the age of 30 and 40, was found by a security officer at the 100 block of Clay Street at 8:15 am. Police and medical personnel pulled the woman from the water and moved her to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman was wearing a red and white, tie-dyed dress with brown “w” shape embroidering in dark stitching near the top, according to police, who provided a photo of the dress in a press release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Major Crimes Section at (510) 238- 3821.

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