Police Identify Body Of Tampa Woman Found In Ditch
The body of a deceased woman found on Tuesday in a ditch has been identified as the body of a homicide victim, said police.
DEVELOPING: Detectives on scene in Palm River conducting a death investigation. A deceased female was discovered in a ditch on 20th Avenue
— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) November 1, 2016
On Wednesday investigators with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released the identification of the body found. 26-year-old Evelyn Woodham, of Tampa was discovered in a ditch at around 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday.
Woodham was discovered by a person who was out horseback riding about four to five feet off the roadway near the intersection of 20th Avenue South and 58th Street South. She was found fully clothed, but had suffered apparent trauma to the upper body. The cause of death is still being determined by medical examiners.
This is a developing case as police continue their investigation. Anyone with information in reference to the suspect or suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200. Anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). To report anonymously visit www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is free for download on iPhones, iPads and Droids. To be eligible for a reward you must call Crime Stoppers first.