Missing RI Woman Found Dead off Cape Cod

UPDATE:

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) – Authorities have confirmed that a body found about two miles off the coast of Chatham is that of a missing Rhode Island woman.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe confirmed that the body of 37-year-old Rachel Collins was discovered Wednesday by a boater.

The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine a cause of death but foul play is not suspected.

The West Warwick, R.I. resident, a psychiatric nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, has not been seen since she left work last Friday.

Police think she drove to her native Cape Cod after leaving the hospital. A search began after her car was found Saturday in the parking lot of Nauset Light Beach.

Collins was an Eastham native and had been battling depression.

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CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) – Authorities are investigating whether a body discovered in the waters off Chatham is that of a 37-year-old Rhode Island woman who has been missing for several days.

Massachusetts state police say a passerby reported seeing a woman's body shortly before noon on Wednesday. The body was recovered and taken to the Chatham Coast Guard station. A medical
examiner will determine identity and cause of death.

Rachel Collins, a psychiatric nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, has not been seen since she finished her shift at Rhode Island Hospital on Friday. Police believe the West Warwick woman drove to Cape Cod after leaving the hospital. A search began after her car was found Saturday in the parking lot of Nauset Light Beach.