There's no word yet on how the woman died or her identity.
The woman's body was found about 3:20 a.m., according to police, who said the woman appears to be white.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office remained on the scene at 6 a.m. Though the cause of death was not known immediately, police were probing the possibility the woman fell from a building nearby.
Police officers canvassed the neighborhood and searched inside the surrounding buildings.
Lincoln District Police Sgt. Patrick Barker said Belmont Area detectives were conducting a death investigation.
The STNG Wire contributed to this report.