Marco Island woman found dead in canal near home

The body of a Marco Island woman was found early Monday in a canal behind her home.

Alice Berg, 71, who lived on Maywood Court, was recovered from a waterway bordered by Maywood Court, North Barfield Drive and North Bahama Avenue, according to the Marco Island Police Department.

Officers were called to Berg’s home around 12:40 a.m. for a call about a missing person. Police began searching around her home and areas where Berg’s family said she frequented.

Around 4 a.m., a Collier County Sheriff’s Office team onboard the agency’s helicopter spotted a body in the canal. Both the Marco Island Police Department and the District 20 Medical Examiner will investigate the circumstances behind Berg’s death.

As of Monday night, no further details of the investigation were available.

© 2013 marconews.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features