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Deceased female found in River Mersey

GMP have launched an investigation to identify a deceased female found in the River Mersey in the Chorlton area and are appealing for information.

Details of Incident

At around 11.10am on Thursday 21st of March 2024 the body of a woman was sadly discovered in the River Mersey close to Chorlton Water Park, Chorlton Cum Hardy.
Despite extensive investigative work including specialist examinations, DNA testing, and reviews of missing persons records, the identity of the woman currently remains unknown.
Due to the length of time that the woman had been in the water before discovery, her approximate age, ethnicity, and cause of death have not yet been established. However, the woman is described as 156cm / 5 ft 1 in height, with a slim build, and medium length dark brown hair.
Investigators are determined to exhaust every avenue available to them, with the ultimate goal of reuniting the woman with her next-of-kin, and fully ascertaining what led to the woman sadly being discovered in the water. Further specialist examinations will be completed in the coming days and weeks.
An image of the top the woman was wearing when found has previously been released, and officers hope that someone who may recognise it comes forward. In addition to the lime green Primark-branded crop-top, the woman was wearing jeans branded as NEW LOOK – JENNA - UK size 8 (EU 36, USA 4). She was also wearing green coloured non-slip style socks.
Greater Manchester Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. This includes any witnesses, anyone with knowledge of the identity of the female, the circumstances of how she came to be in the River, CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage in relation to the investigation.

Contact Information

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Alternatively contact the Major Incident Team Syndicate 3 directly on 0161 856 60110, Greater Manchester Police via 101 or use our LiveChat service at

The independent Charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.