Police investigating after body found along I-40

PALESTINE, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a woman after her body was found along an interstate highway.

The body of the unidentified woman was discovered early Wednesday morning along Interstate 40 near Palestine east of a rest area at the 236 mile marker, according to an ASP news release. A truck driver made the discovery and police were notified shortly after 1 a.m.

Investigators are now trying to make a positive identification. Police state the woman is white, 25 to 35 years old, small in stature and has blonde hair.

She also has a tattoo on her left arm depicting a rose with the names, Shannon, Samantha and Deanna. The woman was wearing blue jean shorts and a lilac-colored top. Cowboy boots were also found near the body, according to police.

The body has been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information about the woman is urged to call Arkansas State Police at (870) 633-1454.

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