Homicide detectives say around 2:30pm, passersby in the 8500 block of Tate near East Houston Road spotted an arm sticking out and called police. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a partially clothed woman who was partially wrapped in blankets and towels.
Detectives say while they don't see any obvious signs of trauma, they do believe her body had been recently dumped there.
Investigators say no one has been reported missing. They are waiting for the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.
The victim was described only as a black female.
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