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Woman's body found in canal in Jefferson County

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said her death is not storm related.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A woman whose body was found in a canal in Jefferson County Tuesday has been identified as 62 year old Gloria Griffin of Beaumont. 

A passerby called 911 after spotting the victim in a drainage canal on Moore Road in the western part of the county.

Hours later, investigators said they had also recovered the woman’s SUV at the scene and were in the process of notifying her family. 

 It’s unclear how or why the woman was in the water, but the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed her death was not related to Imelda.

An autopsy will likely take place as quickly as Wednesday morning.

Investigators are hopeful that will give some indication as to how the woman died.

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