Breaking: Body Found in the Seine Could Be Model

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French police believe they found former supermodel Katoucha Niane's body in the Seine. Reuters reports:

Katoucha [...] disappeared near her houseboat in Paris earlier this month, French police said on Thursday.

She had been missing since returning to the houseboat moored near the city centre after a party earlier this month.

"There are indications that it is indeed her, but we are awaiting the results of forensic tests before we can confirm it officially," a police spokesman said.

Katoucha was one of the first black African models to reach stardom on the runway in the eighties and was an activist against genital mutilation. Sad. Considering the pale, pale runways right now, extra sad.

Body In River May Be Missing Model: French Police [NYT]