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Man Charged With Throwing Woman Into River

October 18, 1986

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) _ A man was charged with murder Saturday for allegedly hoisting a nude woman over a four-foot wall and dropping her into the Genesee River 40 feet below.

The 41-year-old woman, who police identified as Maxine Hauser, also known as Jean Colon, died Saturday at Genesee Hospital about nine hours after she was pulled from the river, said police Sgt. Al Joseph.

The woman was in the water for about 15 minutes before firefighters pulled her out using ropes and ladders. Joseph said police do not know why she was naked. The temperature was in the low 40s.

Michael Curley, 32, of Rochester, was being held in jail and was to be arraigned Monday. He was fully clothed when the woman fell into the river, Joseph said.

Joseph said the two had been drinking together. An officer on patrol and a passerby saw the two fighting before the woman was thrown over the wall, Joseph said. Curley was arrested at the scene.

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