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Death of woman found on Nevada County roadway under investigation

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Monday morning in the roadway underneath Interstate 80 at Farad Road.

A report of a body in the roadway was made around 6:20 a.m. When emergency personnel arrived, they located an African American woman and determined that she was dead. Based on observations at the scene, it was determined that the death was suspicious in nature, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Detectives with the sheriff’s Major Crime Unit took over the investigation and were processing the scene with the California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy