Phoenix Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a South Phoenix alley near 18th Place and Roeser. Officer James Holmes says a woman spotted the victim lying in the alley Monday morning,  thought she was sleeping and called police.  But as she got closer, she found the young lady was dead.

Holmes says the unidentified victim is described as a woman, around 20 years old, whose body showed signs of trauma, but her race can’t be determined. Holmes says police also can’t say whether the woman was killed in the alley or elsewhere since little evidence was found at the scene.

Phoenix Police are asking anyone with information to call the department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

–Barbara Villa