Woman’s body found off U.S. 1 in IRC


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A woman’s body was discovered overnight Friday alongside U.S. 1, prompting a criminal and traffic homicide investigation, sheriff’s officials said. Indian River County sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Joe Abollo said a vehicle was involved but couldn’t release further information.

A passing driver located the body about 3:30 a.m. in the 10300 block of southbound U.S. 1. The body was lying in front of the Whispering Palms RV Resort and manufactured home community, Abollo said.

Abollo said the area – which is in the county’s jurisdiction – is just south of Sebastian. Sheriff’s deputies and fire rescue crews went to the scene, where firefighters pronounced the woman dead, Abollo said.

It was not immediately known how long the body had been at the site.

The woman’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Fort Pierce. The woman’s death remains under investigation.

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