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Body of woman lost in Deerfield River identified as that of Vermont resident Molly Dowd

Authorities have identified the woman who went missing in the waters of the Deerfield River in Conway this week and whose body was recovered from the river Tuesday morning in Deerfield as Molly Dowd, 24, of Gilbertville in the town of Brattleboro, Vt.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has positively identified Dowd’s body, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

Dowd disappeared late Sunday afternoon in the currents below TransCanada’s Deerfield Number Two Hydroelectric Station dam, on the Conway and Shelburne border.

First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne said there is no official cause of death yet, but the office is treating this as an accidental, non-suspicious death.

Dowd was with a small group in the water near the base of the dam when witnesses said she was drawn underwater by the current.

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