DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police have another mysterious death to investigate after a woman’s body was found hidden underneath the snow.
According to police, the 45-year-old woman’s body was discovered around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home in the 14000 block of Prevost, in a neighborhood off Greenfield and Schoolcraft roads on the city’s west side.
Police said the woman was discovered wearing a jacket, with her pants pulled down to her ankles. She was lying face up, partially covered with snow and was unresponsive, police said.
Other circumstances surrounding the woman’s death remain unknown, and it wasn’t immediately clear if foul play was involved. Metro Detroit experienced record-low temperatures this week, tapping out at 14 degrees below zero, after a multi-day snowstorm left almost a foot of accumulation in the Motor City. Wind chills drove the temps even lower, making it feel more like 15 to 40 degrees below zero.
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results that will shed some light on how the woman died.
Police are hoping the public will be able to provide them with any information that can help investigators piece together exactly what happened to the woman, whose identity has not been released.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Division at 313-596-2260.
Tips can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP, online at www.1800speakup.org, or by texting “CSM” and your tip to CRIMES (274637).