Detectives have released the name of the woman whose body was discovered in a raging creek near a Binghamton home.

Authorities say the deceased person was identified as 64-year-old Debra Scott of Johnson City.

A man who lives on Bayless Avenue in Binghamton found Scott's body as he walked near his home around 7:50 a.m. Thursday.

The body of a Johnson City woman was discovered in Bayless Creek in Binghamton on June 2, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The body of a Johnson City woman was discovered in Bayless Creek in Binghamton on June 2, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The resident told WNBF News he spotted the woman's body face-up with her arms extended in the air. He said her body was partially clothed and was surrounded by logs.

The water in Bayless Creek near the town of Binghamton line was running fast following two strong thunderstorms the previous afternoon and evening.

The man said the body appeared battered but there's been no indication from investigators whether they believe Scott was assaulted or how long she may have been dead before her body was discovered.

In a news release issued Monday, detectives said an autopsy had been conducted by the cause of Scott's death was undetermined "at this time." It's not known whether Scott had been reported missing.

People with information may contact the Binghamton police detective bureau of (607) 772-7080.

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