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NEW PHOTO: Linn County releases photo of dead woman's tattoo

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Linn and Buchanan counties as well as DCI investigated the scene in Walker on Wednesday. (Michelle Corless, KWWL) Linn and Buchanan counties as well as DCI investigated the scene in Walker on Wednesday. (Michelle Corless, KWWL)
WALKER (KWWL) - The Linn County Sheriff's Office has released a photo of a tattoo belonging to a woman whose body was found alongside a road early Wednesday morning.

Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner tells KWWL that the woman's body was found fully clothed along Linn-Buchanan Road, just east of Betty's Grove Road, at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Gardner says they don't yet know the identity of the woman. He adds that an autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death, but they consider her death to be suspicious.

The tattoo is located on the back of the victim's right calf and includes a red heart with the word “MOM”, that is contained within a purple star, with green flames coming out of the top of the star. Gardner says the woman also has a heart tattoo on the base of her neck. 

The victim is believed to be a white or mixed race female with black hair, standing approximately 5’6” tall and weighing approximately 180 to 190 pounds.

If you can help identify this person, please contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (319) 398-3911.

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is also investigating.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says at this time they do not believe the public is at risk.

Stay with KWWL for updates as they become available.

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