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myfoxboston.com: Body found in public pool two days after victim drowned

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The body of a Fall River woman was discovered floating in a state run pool late Tuesday night, two days after she apparently drowned in that same pool.

Police say lifeguards were on duty and people were swimming in the Veterans Memorial pool at Lafayette Park Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and it appears no one noticed the dead body.

Investigators identified the body as 36-year-old Marie Joseph.

Police say Joseph was watching her 9-year-old neighbor at the pool on Sunday when she apparently had an accident sliding down a waterside.

Family friends tell FOX25 the little boy told lifeguards that she did not come up from above water but no action was taken.

The Bristol County DA would not confirm if the woman’s body was in the water for two days, but did call the set of circumstances "unbelievable" and said the death is still under investigation.

Fall River Mayor William Flanagan says health inspectors visited the pool on Monday and Tuesday and inspected the facilities and apparently did not see a body either. Those inspectors have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

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Apparently, even inspectors didn't notice the dead body :doh:

Body Was In Fall River Pool During Two Visits By Inspectors

FALL RIVER (CBS) — Several investigations are underway following a number of strange twists in the drowning death of a Fall River woman. The woman’s body was believed to be in the public pool in Fall River for days before it was noticed.

On Thursday, Fall River’s mayor revealed “that health inspectors from the City visited the pool on Monday and on Tuesday and inspected the facilities,” which was during the time that body of Marie Joseph was believed to be in the water.

According to officials, the inspectors tested the pool Tuesday, and noted in a report that the water was “cloudy.”

Joseph was at the pool on Sunday and hadn’t been seen since. The pool was open to the public Monday and Tuesday with lifeguards, none of whom noticed the body under 12 feet of water.

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That is crazy. No way that report is accurate. There is most definitely more to this story.

First question. Where did the 9 year old go after nobody listened? Did he stay at the pool for two days?

yeah that was the first thing I thought of too....where did the kid go for those 2 days...

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This is obviously Mark Brunell's fault.

Nah, this looks like the makings of Vinny Cerrato. If anyone can go without noticing a dead body for 2 days, its Vinny Cerrato. I mean he didn't notice the hole at OL during his time here, so this makes sense.

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