Death investigation in Jefferson County

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office launched a death investigation Thursday after a body was found on Dewey Goodwin Road.

A homeowner reported seeing the body in the woods near his house Thursday afternoon. He called for paramedics, observed the body and discovered the female was dead.

Authorities say the body appears to be a white female who is likely in her late 50s to early 60s. She was only wearing a t-shirt when her body was found.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says she likely died before the winter storm struck Alabama on Tuesday.

The body showed no signs of trauma. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time.

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