Police: Woman's body dumped onto roadway

Officers found a woman's body in southwest Houston on Westpark near Weslayan.

September 20, 2010 4:06:38 PM PDT
HPD is on the hunt for a killer after a woman was found dead in a southwest Houston street. Police discovered the body of Josefina Nunez Ceniceros, 42, in the middle of Westpark and Weslayan. Officers arrived and found her lying in a moving lane of traffic. She was unconscious and not breathing.

HFD paramedics pronounced Ceniceros dead at the scene. She had suffered trauma to the back of her head and scrapes and bruises on her body.

"We have one witness that stopped and did talk to us," said Paul Vela with the Houston Police Department. "All he observed was one Ford truck, maroon in color, that stopped and he was at a distance and he says the vehicle stopped and just drove off."

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Police hope surveillance cameras near the intersection can help them find the driver.