Scupper is on the scene. We should have more information soon.
UPDATE 7:06 AM: Very sad news, West Seattle Blog reports that a body has been recovered.
UPDATE: 7:17 AM: A Beach Drive neighbor out on a routine walk saw the body and went to another neighbors home for help and to call 9-1-1. The body was found at the lower section of Emma Schmitz by the south flight of stairs.
UPDATE 8:39 AM: According to West Seattle Blog:
“SPD spokesperson Sgt. Sean Whitcomb has briefed us. This is NOT currently being investigated as a homicide, but is considered a “suspicious death,” so SPD is investigating with the Medical Examiner, which has a crew on scene. The woman is believed to be in her 50s but that is just a guess so far – apparently no ID on her…”
UPDATE 8:54 AM: Speculators on the scene believe the deceased woman, who is described as having a heavy build and grey hair, was not in the water for long. We are told that attempts were made to resuscitate her.
UPDATE January 11, 2015: The woman has been identified as Carolyn Arnold. No other information is known at this time.