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.