Rock Creek Parkway reopens; body found earlier in park

Updated

A U.S. Park Police officer found a woman’s body in Rock Creek Park early Friday. Roads in the area were closed while police investigated but have since reopened.

Park Police Lt. Brian Huss said the body was found around 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Rock Creek Parkway and Cathedral Avenue. He said little was known about the victim and that D.C. police are investigating.

Rock Creek Parkway, Cathedral Avenue and 24th Street NW have reopened.

Julie Zauzmer is a local news reporter.
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