Body pulled from Fox River identified as missing 20-year-old Appleton woman

LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (WFRV) - The body recovered from the Fox River Saturday has been identified.

Police say the body of 20-year-old Caitlyn Xiong of Appleton was found Saturday morning in Little Chute.

A friend of Xiong reported her missing during the late evening hours of October 5.

The family released a statement, saying, "In this time of need, we would like extend our thanks to everyone who has helped look for Caitlyn and aided in her search.  We are just now coming to terms that she is no longer with us, while we wait for further answers concerning her untimely death.  She will be dearly missed by family and friends and  words cannot express the anguish we feel with her loss.  We would like to extend our gratitude for the outpouring of concern and kindness from those we know and strangers alike and hope that the media and public will continue to respect our family's privacy in order to mourn her passing."

An autopsy has been conducted and the results are pending.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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