A woman was found dead in the South Umpqua River on Monday morning. Authorities have identified the body as 32-year-old Tazia May, of Roseburg.

A citizen reported seeing the body floating west of Micelli Park in Roseburg Monday, around 8:15 a.m. Responders from the Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department, Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and Douglas County Sheriff's Office recovered the body 25-30 feet from the shore.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner took possession of the body which had no obvious signs of external physical injury. In a press release, Sgt. Jeff Eichenbusch of the Roseburg Police Department said the investigation is ongoing, but there is nothing to indicate foul play was involved at this time.

Abbey McDonald is the Charles Snowden intern at The News-Review. She can be reached at amcdonald@nrtoday.com and 541-957-4217.

React to this story:


(2) comments


I wrote this song for Tazia when I heard she had passed as a memorial and encouragement to those who have been left behind. https://youtu.be/VZqIMQWVNcE


That's funny, I know the person who called it in, and they said the hands & feet were bound up? I sure roseburg relieved though one less homeless mentally I'll person to worry about😪😒🤐

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.