Flash-flood waters in Germantown claim life of 27-year-old woman

    Flash-flooding Thursday night in Germantown claimed the life of a woman who was trapped inside her car near the Waterview Recreation Center in the east part of the neighborhood.

    The woman, a 27-year-old, called her father, a city police officer and 911 when she found herself trapped from the flast-flood waters in East Germantown.

    The name of the woman has not yet been released by police.

    According to investigators, the woman made the first calls around 2:30 a.m.  When her father didn’t hear back from her, he reported her missing at 10:35 p.m.  Her car, a Chrysler Pacifica, had already been towed from the area to a lot at the father’s request.

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    One hour later, investigators say they discovered her body in the back seat of the vehicle.

    An autopsy is currently being performed to determine the cause of death.

    Click here to read NewsWorks coverage of flooding in the Germantown area.

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