Body Found In Gunnison River Identified As Grand Junction Woman

The identity of a woman found in the Gunnison River on Monday has been released, and now police are searching for a man who may know what happened to her.

The body of 37-year-old Linda Louise Johnson of Grand Junction was discovered along the banks of the Gunnison River Monday afternoon by a Union Pacific crew that was doing maintenance on the railroad tracks.

Officials are now looking into how she died, and believe 40-year-old Danny Carpenter may have been with her leading up to her death.

Carpenter is not considered a suspect but police are not ruling out foul play and say they want to question him.

Carpenter is 5' 10", 167 pounds, and has four tattoos including a tiger on his left arm.

Anyone who knows where he might be is asked to contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

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