Police have identified the woman found dead in a river on Sunday as Bridget Osgood, a 45-year-old Bennington resident.

The Berkshire Eagle   reports her body was discovered partially submerged in the Roaring Branch off Caroline Drive by a neighborhood resident walking his dog shortly before noon Sunday.

Bennington police, who are investigating the incident, said they're continuing to regard Osgood's death as "suspicious in nature."

An autopsy was performed Monday, the police department said in a release Tuesday morning, and the cause and manner of Osgood's death will be released once the toxicology results come back.

It didn't provide details on why the death was deemed suspicious.

Police aren't sure how long Osgood had been in the river and are perplexed at how she ended up there. She apparently had been absent from work at the Mack Molding plant in Arlington for a number of days but had not been reported missing.

Doucette said Osgood has two children, and her husband identified her body.

A Bennington man who acknowledged he had been Bridget Osgood's boy friend said he last saw her on Oct. 7, the day they broke up and she moved out of his house. He declined to be named or to comment further.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on Osgood's death to call the Bennington Police Department at 802-442-1030. The police department is being assisted by the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Search Team.

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