Woman’s body found near Taft Bridge in Northwest D.C.

Two people on Friday morning discovered the body of a woman near the William Howard Taft Bridge in Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police.

The cause of death remains undetermined, and Officer Araz Alali, a police department spokesman, said detectives have not yet identified the victim.

She was found a few minutes after 4 a.m. along Cathedral Avenue in Northwest, near where Connecticut Avenue crosses over in Rock Creek Park. The U.S. Park Police initially investigated; D.C. police handles all death investigations.

Numerous streets were closed in the area for about four hours, into the morning rush hour.

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