Richmond Police appeal for information

to identify drowned lady

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Richmond Police are appealing for information that may assist in identifying a woman whom is believed to have drowned in the Thames near Richmond lock at approximately 13.30 on Monday 16th May 2005.

She is described as a white, aged approx 50 - 60yrs, stocky build, approx 5ft tall with shoulder length light brown/ginger hair and hazel coloured eyes. She was wearing a black polo neck t-shirt, blue jeans and blue and silver High Tec trainers. She had three rings on her right hand. All are white metal - two with stones and one with a celtic type band.

She was carrying a house key with a "Gran Turismo 4" fob on it.

Two witnesses saw her in the water and alerted the nearby lock keeper who called the emergency services. She was pulled from the water by the local lifeboat. Despite efforts to resuscitate her she was pronounced dead at the scene by the Air ambulance doctor and taken to West Middlesex hospital.

A post mortem is yet to be arranged.

It is believed she would have entered the water near this location as the river was at its low tide point.

May 17, 2005