Deceased woman found in the North Smithfield Community

Detectives are investigating the death of a woman found on a dead end street in the North Smithfield community.

At 4:10 p.m. today, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received a call from a man about a deceased woman found near Meridith Street North and Pope Lane in North Smithfield. The man had been out walking in the neighborhood before discovering the victim{}{}

Detectives are working to identify the victim and to determine how she came to this location. The case is being investigated as a homicide.