Body found under Gadsden bridge

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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A man walking home from a convenience store in Alabama stumbled upon a woman’s body on the rocky creek bank below a set of double bridges in Gadsden.

Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton says the body was found Thursday and identified as 58-year-old Patti Joan Epps.

Horton says the woman appears to have fallen about 35 (10.66 meters) or 40 feet (12.19 meters) from the roadway just before the guard rail onto rocks below. He says evidence thus far shows she died about a day-and-a-half before she was found.

The Gadsden Times reports there is no indication of foul play. Horton described the incident as a “tragic accidental fall.”

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