State workers have found the body of an unidentified woman while mowing the grass along U.S. 82 in Greenwood.
Authorities say Mississippi Department of Transportation employees discovered the body about 11:30 a.m. Monday, lying face down in a ditch alongside the highway.
Deputy Police Chief Johnny Langdon tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that the victim was clad in blue jeans with a white pattern on the back pockets and a dark-colored shirt.
Langdon says the body was transported to the state crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy. Authorities are still trying to identify the victim, who appears to be a black female, but the face has decomposed.
Police have no leads in the woman's death. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 662-453-3311.
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