Police ID body recovered from river in Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 35-year-old woman whose body was pulled from the Cedar River in Waterloo.

Waterloo police identified her as Shanda Werkmeister, of Waterloo.

Her body was spotted about 3 p.m. Tuesday near an asphalt plant. Officers had been sent to the scene to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked off the roadway on a gravel drive. Police say the car was owned by Werkmeister’s mother, who told officers she hadn’t seen her daughter for a couple of days.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

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