Name of woman pulled from Red River has been released
The name of the deceased woman found in the Red River Thursday afternoon has been released. She has been identified as 36-year-old Toni Louise Grangruth of Fargo. Original Story FARGO -- Fargo authorities recovered the body of a 36-year-old Fargo...
The name of the deceased woman found in the Red River Thursday afternoon has been released.
She has been identified as 36-year-old Toni Louise Grangruth of Fargo.
FARGO -- Fargo authorities recovered the body of a 36-year-old Fargo woman from the Red River shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday.
Police Lt. Joel Vettel said early in the afternoon that investigators were working to identify the individual and he had few details to release, other than that the body was found floating in the river between the First Avenue North bridge and the NP Avenue bridge.
Vettel later released the gender, age and city of residence of the victim. He added that more details would be released today.
Three people they spotted the body while they were fishing on the Fargo side of the river.
Steven Evitt, his brother Lawrence and Lawrence Evitt's fiance, Stephanie Peasley, all of Fargo, said they first noticed what they thought was a pillow or bag in the river.
Moments later, they realized it was a body floating face down.
"I'm pretty shaken up, I think we all are," Lawrence Evitt said. "Nobody expects to go fishing and find a body right in front of your face."
Steven Evitt said the body appeared to be that of a woman with brown hair.
He said she was wearing blue pants and a black shirt.
Vettel said authorities were just starting their investigation and little was known about what happened to the individual or how long she was in the water.
Vettel said that after identifying the body, authorities would try to locate relatives and also try to determine what caused the person to end up in the river.