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COLUMBUS, Ind. — A pair of photos have been released by the Columbus Police Department showing tattoos on a young woman whose body was found Monday night along I-65. 

Investigators say the found the body of a Hispanic woman was found by an INDOT worker along the side of the interstate around 8:45 p.m. Monday near the 64.5-mile marker in Bartholomew County.

Police say the woman had no identification on her, but they are hoping that someone will recognize her by her two tattoos.

“One was the image of a crown, which was on her hand, and the name [”Hatzing’] on her wrist,” said Columbus Police Lt. Matt Harris.

“It is our hope that somebody passing through the area [saw] something that just didn’t look right to them, whether it be a vehicle parked on the side of the road or possibly this woman walking in the area,” said Lt. Harris.

The woman was between 20 and 30 years old, had a lip piercing, was wearing a maroon-colored sweatshirt, tan pants, and black tennis shoes.

Lt. Harris says identifying the woman through fingerprints may take detectives several weeks, but releasing the photos of her tattoos through social media may speed up the identification process.

According to Bartholomew Co. Coroner Clayton Nolting, the woman died of blunt force trauma to the chest and abdomen.

If you have any information, please call the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. 


Photos: Columbus Police Department