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Fort Myers police release more details to identify body found in river

Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 20:45:00-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wednesday afternoon the Fort Myers Police Department released more details as they work to identify the body of a woman who was found dead in the Caloosahatchee River.

Police gave more descriptions about five distinctive tattoos the woman has, in hopes that it will help identify her.

First, the name “Chris” is tattooed on her chest and a tribal pattern is on her sternum. Wednesday, the Fort Myers police department added three new tattoos to the list. The word “Perfino” is on her back with a Scorpio zodiac symbol above it. And finally “Phenomenal woman” is tattooed on her left forearm.

Police also describe her as a Black woman, 5'2, 120 pounds, and between the ages of 18 and 24.

Police say there aren't any missing person reports fitting the description of the body. The spokeswoman for the department added that the Fort Myers Police is exhausting all leads to determine where and how the woman ended up in the river.

"The public can assist by providing any information if they have seen a female of this description or someone may have a family member or friend fitting it that is missing."
Fort Myers Police spokeswoman Kristin Capuzzi.

The department also posted on their Facebook page Wednesday morning asking for the public's help.

Monday, police responded to a call in the area around 7:30 p.m. The woman's body was found by police about an hour later.

Any death is considered suspicious and is investigated by the Homicide Unit. This is a developing story, continue to check back for updates.