FALL RIVER - The deceased female who was found by area residents in a marshy area behind the former Sam's Club in Fall River on Saturday afternoon has been positively identified by the state Medical Examiner's Office as Elizabeth Simon.

Ms. Simon was 27-year-old and residing at local homeless shelters when she was reported missing by extended family in early October, 2017.

​The cause and manner of Ms. Simon's death has yet to be determined by the medical examiner, and the investigation into her death remains active and ongoing.  No further information about the ongoing investigation can be released at this time.

-Bristol County District Attorney's Office