The car of the woman after it was swept away by heavy rains

A woman who went missing in Guadeloupe after flood waters associated with Tropical Storm Rafael swept away in her car has been found dead.

The body of Edith Lami was found in the Marigot area of the St. Louis River on Tuesday morning.

The dead woman was taken to the General Hospital in the French island for an autopsy.

The woman was reportedly attempting to cross the St. Louis River in Matouba, Saint-Claude last Saturday in her car when it was swept away.

The car, with her purse and some clothes, were later found in the river but it took authorities several days to locate her body.

Rafael dumped several inches of rain on Guadeloupe and several areas of the island were flooded.