Body of missing Bronx girl recovered

August 26, 2008 9:16:17 AM PDT
Investigators say medical and dental records confirm that a body pulled from the Niagara River over the weekend is that of a 12-year-old Bronx girl missing since Aug. 13.Magdalena Lubowska slipped off a rock and is believed to have drowned off Whirlpool State Park while on a hike with about 20 children. Kayakers found her body Saturday morning.

Authorities thought it was the girl's body because it was found in a place where they thought it would turn up and had jewelry that matched what she was wearing. But they wanted to be absolutely certain before positively identifying it.

U.S. Coast Guard officials say they recovers about eight bodies a year in the Niagara Gorge and along the mouth of the river into Lake Ontario, some of which are never identified.

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