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Woman's body dumped in waterway near New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the slaying of a woman whose body was dumped in a waterway just outside New Orleans.
    
The body was found early Saturday in the Barataria waterway in Marrero.
    
The woman's identity was not immediately known, but officers say the body appeared to have been in the water a short time. After an autopsy, authorities say she had been beaten to death.
    
She was believed to be in her mid-to-late 40s.
    
Investigators were asking the public for help identifying the body, described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 110 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. The woman had a tattoo on the left rear shoulder of a sparrow with a rose with the initials "JR."

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