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Body found on Prettyboy Reservoir beach is identified as 55-year-old Pennsylvania woman, police say

A civilian discovered a dead body on the beach of Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore County on Saturday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police.

The body was identified Sunday afternoon as Amanda Duffy, 55, of York County, Pa.

Luke Brackett, chief of Baltimore Environmental Police, released Duffy’s information after her family had been notified of her death.

Baltimore County police and fire emergency responders and environmental police answered a call from the civilian about the body at 2:37 p.m. Saturday. Responders pulled Duffy’s body out of the water north of Beckleysville Road bridge.

Brackett said information found at the scene indicates it was a suicide, but that a final determination will be made by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The Baltimore Environmental Police is the primary law enforcement agency in charge of the response, as Prettyboy Reservoir is one of the reservoirs supplying Baltimore City and surrounding jurisdictions with drinking water.

Baltimore Sun reporter Phil Davis contributed to this article.

This story was updated to reflect correct information regarding the victim's age. Police originally provided an incorrect date of birth.
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