Body found in Region 8 near railroad tracks

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - According to the West Memphis Police Department, a body was found near the railroad tracks off of Ranier Road Sunday morning.

According to police, no cause of death has been determined, but she appeared to have died sometime Saturday night.

Police say the body is that of an early to mid-20s, black female. Assistant Police Chief Donald Oakes says the body does show signs of trauma, but the cause of death has not been determined, and police do not know if foul play was involved.

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