COSHOCTON -- Authorities continued to search for the cause of death for a Coshocton woman who was found Sunday (Jan. 2) afternoon in the Muskingum River.

Just before 4 p.m., the body of Roxane West, 55, was found approximately 30 feet from the Second Street boat ramp. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

West had been reported missing from her Coshocton Commons Apartment at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2.

West's body was reportedly found by her son, who pulled her ashore to await the arrival of law enforcement personnel.

The missing person's report indicated West had left her purse at the home, but her 1994 Buick Century was gone. The vehicle was located parked at the boat ramp.

The incident remained under investigation by the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office.