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Missing Picayune woman found

Melanie Borja Melanie Borja
PICAYUNE, MS (WLOX) -

The body of a missing Picayune woman has been found. Authorities confirmed to WLOX News Melanie Borja, 22, was located around 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Bogue Chitto River in Louisiana.

The woman disappeared Sunday while on an inner tube trip on the river.    

Friends told officials Borja left her tube and starting swimming, but her friends said they never heard her call for help.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Parish Louisiana Sheriff's Office searched the area for Borja.

Her body was found about a half mile from Wayne's World Water Park where the tubing trip began.

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