Marshfield: Woman found deceased at Brant Rock beach

State and local police examine a body found Thursday morning on a Brant Rock beach. (Photo Credit: Steven Dodrill,

The body of a deceased woman was placed in a stokes basket and carried off a Brant Rock area beach to a waiting Medical Examiner’s van just after 8 o’clock Thursday morning. Although the woman’s death is not suspicious, the cause is undetermined and an autopsy is expected to be conducted soon.

Marshfield Police said the woman’s body was found in chest deep water and was dragged onto shore by an officer at approximately 5:30 a.m. The section of beach is located between Samoset and Colonial Ave. The body was covered with a tarp and authorities waited for a representative of the Office of the State Medical Examiner to arrive on the scene.

WATD’s Steven Dodrill was there when authorities peeled back the tarp to inspect the body. Dodrill reported the body appeared to be that of a woman, with shoulder length dark hair, wearing a black spaghetti string top, and shorts.

Parked nearby was a green Honda with Massachusetts license plates suspected to belong to the victim. Dodrill reported authorities found woman’s belongings such as a Coach bag and a wallet, as well as a glass sitting in the cup holder.

Authorities are not releasing the victim’s name. However, they said the woman had been living in Marshfield for the last couple of months and she was from out of state. 


About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.