Body found in Woodbine that of woman about 30

August 29, 1996|By Dana Hedgpeth | Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF

An autopsy at the State Medical Examiner's Office yesterday showed that a decomposed body found in Woodbine on Tuesday is that of a female in her mid-20s to early 30s, a state police investigator said.

No cause of death has been determined, said state police Detective Sgt. Phillip Hinkle. The woman's race is not known.

The woman was 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighed 130 pounds and had dark brown or black hair, Hinkle said.

State Highway Administration workers found the body about 50 feet from the ramp leading from southbound Route 94 to westbound Interstate 70 about 9 a.m. Tuesday. The body was found under trees at the bottom of the steep embankment.

Investigators from the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement are contacting other police departments for missing persons reports in an effort to identify the body, Hinkle said.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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