For Immediate Release - August 24, 2011

Rachael Collins Missing Person

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced the identity of the body recovered two miles off Chatham today. Boaters in the area made a 911 call to State Police of a body in the water. State Police Marine Unit and the U.S. Coast Guard responded.

The body has been identified as that of Rachael Collins, (DOB: 04/24/74) of West Warwick, Rhode Island. Ms. Collins had been reported missing on August 21st and was last seen on Friday, August 19th in Rhode Island. Her car was recovered at the Nauset Light Beach parking lot. An extensive search had been underway over the last three days that involved several law enforcement agencies.

The body has been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.

Preliminary investigation of her death would suggest that foul play was not involved.

The case remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office.