Dead woman found at old Ohio rest area

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Investigators in Ohio say the nearly nude body of a woman has been found on the grounds of a former rest area along U.S. Route 23.

Pickaway County Sheriff Dwight Radcliff says the discovery was made this morning by two Ohio Department of Transportation employees emptying trash cans at the site south of Columbus.

The sheriff says the unidentified woman was black and appeared to be in her 20s or early 30s. She was wearing only a shirt pulled up to her shoulders.

Radcliff says the woman had not been dead long but it wasn’t clear if she died at the scene or was dumped there. An autopsy would determine how she died.

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