Woman's Body Found by Egger Highlands Freeway

The woman was found dead near the Palm Avenue offramp from south I-5

A woman's body found near a freeway fence has prompted a homicide investigation in Egger Highlands Tuesday afternoon, San Diego Police officials say.

The 61-year-old woman, who police say may be a transient, had blunt force visible on her chest and stomach.

Police say they got an anonymous call asking them to do a welfare check on the woman.

At about 3:10 p.m., officers discovered her body lying in grass and shrubs near the fence between the Southland Plaza Shopping Center and the Palm Avenue offramp from southbound Interstate 5.

Personal belongings were next to the woman.

Investigators have cordoned off about 400 square feet of space as they investigate her death.

They say the medical examiner will perform an autopsy in the next few days to determine the woman's cause of death.

Her identity is not known at this time.

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