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Mystery Woman Found In Spokane River Finally Identified

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Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office continue to try and identify a woman whose body was found on January 10, 2014 in the Spokane River. Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office continue to try and identify a woman whose body was found on January 10, 2014 in the Spokane River.
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SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office along the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS) have confirmed the identity of the woman who was found in the Spokane River near E. Empire on January 10, 2014. The woman was able to be identified through the integrated automated fingerprint identification system (IAFIS).

The woman has been identified as:

Rosalba Robayo Blanco, born on 12/13/1953.

The fingerprints obtained by the Medical Examiner were found to match fingerprints obtained from this individual in California in 1988. Due to the time period that has elapsed since being in California in 1988, it is possible that she may have modified or changed her name.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is asking the public to contact this office or the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office if information is known about this individual, especially possible next-of-kin.

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SPOKANE COUNTY - Spokane County Sheriff's Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in January in the Spokane River. 

On Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office released a computer facial reconstruction rendition of the unidentified woman (attached to this story). The Sheriff's Office said the sweater in the picture matches the one the woman was wearing. 

Detectives and the Medical Examiner say the woman was most likely between the age of 30 and 55 year-old. She was about 5'2" tall and weighed about 144 pounds. She had dark brown to black hair and brown eyes. She did not have any identifying tattoos or scars. She was wearing a green button front sweater with black sweat pants and a red waistband. 

If you recognize this woman or have any information you feel might help detectives or the Medical Examiner, please call the Medical Examiner's Office at (509) 477-2296. 
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