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Inspectors Face Hearing Over Body In Fall River Pool

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Marie Joseph's body was found in this Fall River pool June 28.

Marie Joseph’s body was found in this Fall River pool June 28.

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts health inspectors are scheduled to go before a disciplinary board to explain why they didn’t shut down a public pool where a woman’s body may have gone unnoticed for more than two days.

The Fall River inspectors are slated to appear before the panel on Tuesday. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool at Lafayette Park has been closed since June 28 after the body of 36-year-old Marie Joseph was found floating on the surface.

District Attorney Sam Sutter said Joseph drowned in the pool and her body remained undetected on the pool floor for two days. The state medical examiner ruled the death an accidental drowning.

The body was hidden in murky water that prevented a scuba diver from being seen at a depth of four feet on June 29.
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Information from: The Herald News

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