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Husband finds woman who drowned in Monongahela River

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 11:06 a.m.

The Washington County coroner and Centerville police are investigating a woman's drowning in the Monongahela River.

Peggy Redmond, 59, died Wednesday, the coroner's office said. Her husband told police he found her lying face down along the river's shore around 7 p.m. near Vesta 7, an old coal mining community, the coroner and emergency workers said.

Coroner Tim Warco said his office would perform an autopsy to determine the manner of death. He estimated Redmond entered the water sometime after 5 p.m. Authorities at Monongahela Valley Hospital's emergency room pronounced her dead about an hour after her husband found her.

He told authorities he searched for his wife when she did not return to their home on Vesta Seven Road from a walk.

Emergency responders tried to resuscitate her, Warco said.

Jason Cato is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7936 or

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