The body of a 59-year-old woman was recovered from the Erie Canal after it was spotted by a passer-by at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday near Packett Park off Market Street, Detective Capt. Neil Merritt said.
The woman was identified as Joyce E. Williams of West Avenue whose husband had reported her missing Friday, Merritt said.
An autopsy was to be conducted today in the Erie
County Medical Center, Merritt said.