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Body found identified as McBride

The Santa Rosa County Medical Examiner and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed earlier this week that the body that was found on the Escambia River on Sunday, Dec. 9, is that of 74-year-old Eva McBride, who disappeared from her Pollard residence on Sunday, Nov. 24.

It was announced that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were treating the case as a homicide investigation after one week of her disappearance.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, a boater spotted McBride face down on the river bank, three miles from the Pollard boat landing.

He immediately called 911 and investigators began the recovery and investigation process on the body.

Officials are still investigating the cause of death and have not yet released the information.