MODESTO - Investigators are asking for help from the public for information regarding a woman's body found outside a Modesto home on Sunday morning.
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department detectives were called to a home in the 500 block of Briggs Ave. at approximately 6:30 after a passerby spotted the victim under a car port. The witness immediately notified the police department.
Modesto police officers arrived on scene, securing the area, then handed the investigation over to the Sheriff's Department.
The residents at the home where the victim was located were not aware that a crime had occurred and are cooperating with detectives.
The Sheriff's Department says the victim appears to be a transient female, but they have not yet identified her. The cause of death is being withheld due to this being an active investigation but will say that it is being ruled a homicide.
Anyone with information about this investigation can call Detective David Hickman at 209-525-7042. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department