PENSACOLA, Fla. - UPDATE: Pensacola Police say that a body foundTuesday afternoon is that of Samira Watkins, a pregnant woman whowent missing last Thursday.
Watkins' body was recovered at the Navy Point Boat Ramp offSunset Avenue, around 3:30 p.m.
Authorities say there are obvious signs of foul play but haven'tgone into the cause of death. They also say she had been there fora while, but they have no idea how long.
A person on a wave runner found the body and called 911.Escambia County Sheriff's Deputies were called in, but once theysaw the body they realized it may have been the woman police weresearching for.
Sunday, November 1, 2009: Pensacola police areinvestigating the case of a missing 25-year-old pregnant woman.
Samira Lee Watkins was last seen Thursday when she took her5-year-old son to a relative's house. She told the relative she wasgoing to visit a friend in the 3500 block of Creighton Rd. When shedidn't return, the relative called police.
Watkins is described as a black female, 5'7", 120 lbs. She istwo-months pregnant.
She was last seen traveling in a 1997 Ford Taurus with Floridalicense tag B387FP.
Anyone with the information regarding the whereabouts of SamiraLee Watkins has been asked to contact Det. Jonathan Thacker at(850) 435-1975 or the Pensacola Police Department at (850)435-1900.
The defense attorney for Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal felony charge, says the sheriff will resign Wednesday.
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