Body found in Rideau River sparks suspicious death investigation

A suspicious death investigation is underway after a woman’s body was found in the Rideau River near Carleton University Tuesday morning.

Ottawa police's major crimes unit leads investigation

A woman's body was spotted in the Rideau River on Tuesday and the coroner says it's suspicious. 1:33

A suspicious death investigation is underway after a woman’s body was found in the Rideau River near Carleton University Tuesday morning.

Ottawa police said they were called to the river between Vincent Massey Park and the university just after 10:45 a.m.

Witnesses say her body appeared to be naked.

An autopsy has been scheduled and Ottawa Police’s major crimes unit is leading the investigation.

The woman has not been identified.