Chester County officials are looking for help identifying a woman whose body was pulled from a Chester County pond Monday.[[381400381, C]]
The body of the African American woman, thought to be between 25-35 years-old was discovered Monday around 11:15 in the morning by Jason Rutter and his father-in-law while they were fishing in a pond off Zeiber Road in East Coventry Township.[[381399691, C]]
"Silently shocked," Rutter told NBC10's Monique Braxton of the discovery. "We left and I got on with my day and then later in the day it kind of hit me, this really happened to an area where me and my children just moved to."
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The 5'6" woman's body was tied to a cinder block. Rutter said she was near a drainage pipe. [[381400601, C]]
Officials confirmed this pond is a popular swimming and fishing hole that is part of Pigeon Creek. Witnesses reported children had been swimming in the area on Sunday afternoon.[[381400021, C]]
"Sadly, somebody threw this woman away like a piece of trash," Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said, "Our first job is to identify the victim. Then we will find out how she died and who was involved."[[381400131, C]]
Officials released photos of the woman's clothing, jewelry and tattoo in hopes that someone would come forward to identify her.[[381400271, C]]
Anyone with information is asked to call Chester County Detective Sergeant Tom Goggin at 610-344-6866.