Woman's body found on SR 16 overpass in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. - Police are investigating a body discovered on the Sprague Avenue overpass at State Route 16 on Tuesday night.

Washington State Patrol was originally called to the scene around 9:45 p.m. for a report of a body on the roadway. Troopers initially believed the person was the victim of a hit and run.

Investigators at the scene determined that the woman's injuries were not consistent with a car vs pedestrian accident. At this point, WSP called in Tacoma Police to assist.

Tacoma homicide detectives took over the scene and will remain there until they complete their investigation. 

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