Correction: Based on incorrect information from a source, a fatality on Interstate 65 Monday night was originally identified as a fatal crash. The information has been corrected below.
Columbus police are looking for any information you might have on a woman who was found dead beside Interstate 65 last night.
Police are trying to find out the identify of the woman, who is Hispanic with a lip piercing. She appears to be betweeen 20 and 30 years old. She was found wearing a maroon colored sweatshirt, tan pants and black tennis shoes.
Lt. Matt Harris says detectives are investigating the case and an autopsy is scheduled for today. Officers were called to the northbound lanes of the highway near the Walesboro exit, at about 8:45 p.m. Monday on a report of a deceased woman on the shoulder of the road. She was found a short time later.
The northbound lanes of the interstate between the 64 and 68 mile markers were shut down for nearly five hours.
Anyone who was traveling in the area between 8 and 8:45 p.m. on Monday evening and observed either a vehicle parked on or near the interstate or the woman walking in the area are urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Tips and information can be left anonymously.
Assisting agencies included: Indiana State Police, Bartholomew County Sheriffs Office, Seymour Police Department, Columbus Fire Department, Bartholomew County Coroners Office and CRH Ambulance.