UPDATE: Woman’s body found in Chesapeake marsh area now identified

Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-08 21:18:29-04

UPDATE: The woman who was found dead in the water earlier today has been identified as 33-year-old Susan Strauss, of the 1400 block of Walnut Avenue. They say the circumstances surrounding her death do not appear to be suspicious right now.  

She was reported missing earlier this morning. 

This case is still under investigation. 

Chesapeake, Va. - Chesapeake Police responded to a call regarding a woman's body found in the water/marsh area located in the 3300 block of Rokeby Avenue, according to the Chesapeake Police Department.

The call came in at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

NewsChannel 3 spoke to neighbors who say they found the woman's body this afternoon in the Indian River around high tide behind their homes. The neighbors say they first found a backpack belonging to the missing woman this morning, then her body washed up this afternoon, they say. They found her on Facebook using an ID, and contacted a friend who told the neighbors she had been missing since Sunday "and was suicidal."

NewsChannel 3 is working to gather additional information; check back on for updates.