Woman's body found along U.S. 421 in LaPorte Co.

Authorities investigate after a woman's body was found along U.S. 421 in southern La Porte County, Ind., on May 25, 2016. (La Porte County sheriff's office)

Police are investigating after a woman's body was found on the side of the road in southern LaPorte County, Ind.

The body was found Wednesday afternoon in a roadside ditch by a passerby along U.S 421, north of U.S. 30.

Authorities believe the woman is the victim of a hit-and-run accident that occurred between 1:55 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said the woman is believed to be from the Porter County area. She has not yet been identified.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

The La Porte County sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to contact them at 219.326.7700, extension 2443 or 2539.
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