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No ID Yet on Woman Found Dead in Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. – State police are working to identify the woman found dead on I-95 in Westport Thursday night, a state police press release said.

She is described as white, approximately 35 to 45 years old, of thin build. Police said she has a bright red patch of hair in her hairline and several tattoos on her upper back. She was found wearing two imitation fur jackets and knee-high boots with "U2" written on them in several places.

The woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had "significant visible trauma," police said. Her body was spotted by an off-duty officer on the Exit 18 southbound on-ramp. Responding troopers found her between the entrance ramp acceleration lane and the right lane of the highway.

An autopsy was performed and police were waiting on the results as of Friday afternoon, the release said.

Investigators from the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad turned up physical and forensic evidence, as well as several miscellaneous items believed to belong to the woman, police said. Several witnesses were also identified and interviewed. No vehicles related to the incident were found in the area.

Troopers are asking anyone who may have seen anything in the area of the Exit 18 on-ramp — a stopped vehicle, any pedestrians, or anything that appeared suspicious — to call 203-696-2500. All calls will be kept confidential.

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