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A woman’s body was found in the James River on Wednesday after first responders from Richmond and Henrico and Hanover counties searched around the Huguenot Bridge where a vehicle had been left abandoned on Tuesday night.

Around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, police were alerted that an unoccupied SUV was left parked along the center of the bridge, according to Henrico police.

Police said Wednesday that they were in the preliminary stages of a death investigation after the woman’s body was recovered from the James River.

Criminal investigators are working with the medical examiner’s office to confirm the woman’s identity and to notify her family before identifying her.

Police are asking that anyone who was driving along the Huguenot Bridge last night or saw anything contact Henrico police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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— From staff reports

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