ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — Crime scene units responded after a woman's body was found on the side of Interstate 95 in St. Lucie County on Tuesday morning, authorities say.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man discovered the body in the southbound lanes near mile marker 127, which is north of Midway Road, when he pulled over with car trouble.
The witness called 911 and troopers responded.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said the deceased is a middle-aged white or Hispanic woman who was likely left on the side of I-95 sometime during the overnight hours.
Detectives said she's between 30 and 50 years old, 5'4", 112 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes.
Exclusive video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed the body covered by a large tent, just feet from the interstate. Multiple crime scene units responded to the scene, blocking the body with large barricades and red caution tape.
VIDEO FROM CHOPPER 5:
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation, and a medical examiner removed the body around 12:45 p.m.
One southbound lane of I-95 was closed for hours, but eventually reopened around 2:30 p.m.
No other details, including the woman's identity or how she died, have been released.
If you have any information that can help investigators, call the sheriff's office at 772-462-3230, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.