Body of a woman, 26, found in Baltimore Harbor four days after she disappeared on her birthday

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Missing 26-year-old woman’s body is found in Baltimore Harbor three days after she disappeared celebrating her birthday with friends

  • Tara ‘Savannah’ Payne was last seen alive leaving a Baltimore bar with friends after celebrating her 26th birthday on Tuesday morning
  • Her body was found in the water near the Canton district on Thursday
  • Police believe Payne has fallen into the water, but the autopsy is pending

A Baltimore woman who was last seen alive on Tuesday leaving a bar with a group of friends after celebrating her 26th birthday was found dead in the city’s harbor three days later.

Baltimore Police announced in a Facebook post that the body of Tara Payne, known to her loved ones as Savannah, was found in the water of the 1200 block of Dockside Circle in the Canton neighborhood on Thursday.

Police said they believe Payne may have fallen into the water after a pub outing, but the woman’s friends and family want to find out what happened that night.

‘As for the investigation, I don’t feel like it’s wrapped up,’ said Payne’s dad, Jimmy Payne CBS Baltimore“There is little information to be confirmed, but there is a lot of misinformation on Facebook, social media and so on.”

Tara 'Savannah' Payne was last seen alive leaving a Baltimore bar with friends after celebrating her 26th birthday on Tuesday

Payne was last seen with friends

Payne was last seen with friends

Tara ‘Savannah’ Payne (left and right) was last seen alive leaving a Baltimore bar with friends after celebrating her 26th birthday on Tuesday

Divers found Payne's body on Thursday near Canton (photo)

Divers found Payne's body on Thursday near Canton (photo)

Divers found Payne’s body on Thursday near Canton (photo)

Her father was a firefighter in Baltimore and said he has rescued people from the same area before.

He added, “It’s unreal to be in the same place where I saved people and helped bring people home.”

An autopsy will be performed on Payne to determine her cause and manner of death.

Payne was last seen Tuesday from the Southern Provisions Bar & Kitchen on O’Donnell Street.

Kwame Rose, sitting at the bar with a separate group, remembered seeing Payne at her birthday parties.

“Everything seemed normal,” he said WJLA‘I remember there were friends … I remember women; that was the thing … There were no random guys that night. ‘

Prior to her disappearance, Payne was seen from the Southern Provisions bar on O'Donnell Street

Prior to her disappearance, Payne was seen from the Southern Provisions bar on O'Donnell Street

Prior to her disappearance, Payne was seen from the Southern Provisions bar on O’Donnell Street

Police say they think Payne fell into the water

Police say they think Payne fell into the water

An autopsy will be performed to determine her cause and manner of death

An autopsy will be performed to determine her cause and manner of death

Police say they think Payne fell into the water. An autopsy will be performed to determine her cause and manner of death

Payne’s aunt said her car was found where she parked it on Boston Street and her bag was still in it.

Colin Koogle, a friend of Payne’s, said he still struggles to understand what went wrong on the night of her birthday party.

Payne's father, retired Baltimore firefighter Jimmy Payne, his daughter loved the beach, her brother and the family dog, Taco

Payne's father, retired Baltimore firefighter Jimmy Payne, his daughter loved the beach, her brother and the family dog, Taco

Payne’s father, retired Baltimore firefighter Jimmy Payne, his daughter loved the beach, her brother and the family dog, Taco

“I don’t know what the hell happened that isn’t where she should have been,” he said, pointing in the direction of the harbor where police divers had recovered his friend’s body.

Payne’s father described his daughter as a loving and caring person who loved her brother and the family dog, Taco.

“Everyone loved her and she loved everyone,” said Jimmy Payne.

He told CBS Baltimore that his daughter loved the beach, and he will remember her there now. He said, “I know she’s at peace and she’s on the beach.”

The case is being investigated by Baltimore Police homicide detectives, as is common with questions about a missing person.

Payne's case is, as usual, being investigated by Baltimore Police homicide detectives

Payne's case is, as usual, being investigated by Baltimore Police homicide detectives

Payne’s case is, as usual, being investigated by Baltimore Police homicide detectives

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