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Woman found dead along I-65 near Columbus

Posted: 10:53 AM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 10:53:07-04
Woman found dead along I-65 near Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- A woman was found dead Monday night along I-65 in Bartholomew County, Indiana. 

The woman was found at about 8:45 p.m., in the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 64.5 mile marker. 

Police are still trying to identify the woman. She has been described as a Hispanic woman, about 20-30 years old. She was wearing a maroon-colored sweatshirt, tan pants and black tennis shoes. She also had a lip piercing, police say. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.

The northbound lanes of I-65 were closed between the 64 and 68 mile markers for about five hours Monday night. 

Anybody who was traveling in the area between 8 and 8:45 p.m. and saw either a vehicle parked on the side of the interstate or a woman walking in the area should contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Tips and information can be left anonymously.

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