Body of woman found under railroad overpass in Palmetto

April 22, 2014 

MANATEE -- The body of a woman was found Tuesday underneath a railroad overpass in Palmetto, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 5:30 p.m., two people walking in the area of the 5600 block of U.S. 41 North found the body, according to the news release.

"At this time, it’s unknown as to what happened to the victim and if foul play was involved in her death," the sheriff's office said.

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

The sheriff's office said woman, whose name they did not know, appeared to be in her 20s or 30s.

More information will be released after an autopsy, according to the sheriff's office.


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