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Police recover body of winter car crash victim

Nova Scotia RCMP believe they have located the body of a missing 19-year-old female who was a passenger in a vehicle that plunged into the Annapolis River Dec. 7.

Elizabeth Morrisette was a passenger in a single vehicle crash from which the driver and a fellow passenger escaped. Police believe the vehicle hit a guardrail, went over an embankment and landed in the river almost 10 metres below.

Police found the body around 2 p.m. Saturday after Ground Search and Rescue teams from Annapolis and Valley joined local fire departments and police for a planned search of the Annapolis River in hopes of finding Morrisette.

Police say the body of a female matching Morrisette’s description was found about four and a half kilometers down river from the crash site and 30 metres from the waters’ edge.

An autopsy was conducted Sunday in Halifax and forensic results are expected to confirm the victim’s identity by the end of the week.

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