Woman's Body Found in Bay

The Walton County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a woman found floating in Choctawhatchee Bay.

A boater discovered the body about 100 yards off shore near east Hewett Road late Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators identified the victim as 67-year-old Marilyn Steel.

A book was found floating near the body.

Lieutenant Frank Owens of the Walton County Sheriff's Office says the woman lived near-by and may have fallen from a dock.

An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death.

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