CHICAGO (CBS) – A woman's body was found on the side of the road in Lake County, Illinois, Wednesday morning.
Lake County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene on Hunt Club Road south of Route 173 around 7 a.m., police said.
Deputies found the dead woman on the east shoulder of the roadway. They said it appeared the woman was the victim of a homicide and that her body was dumped on the side of the roadway during the early morning hours.
Lake County Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot the body appeared to be that of a 30-year-old-plus woman, but that authorities have not attained an identify for her.
He added that while police believe she was the victim of a homicide, they don't believe the crime happened where the body was found.
"They believe it happened somewhere else and her body was dumped in that location," Covelli said.
He added there was trauma to her face.
The Lake County Coroner's Office is investigating the death and will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.
Detectives were canvasing the area for any surveillance video. They were also going through missing persons reports to see if they could identify the woman.
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