Woman Found Dead on Fort Washington Road

Monday, Jan 3, 2011  |  Updated 7:31 PM EDT
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A driver reported seeing a body on the side of Indian Head Highway near Livingston Road early Monday morning.

Melissa Mollet

A driver reported seeing a body on the side of Indian Head Highway near Livingston Road early Monday morning.

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The body of a woman was discovered along the side of Indian Head Highway on Monday morning.

Prince George's County authorities said the body was spotted about 8 a.m. by a motorist near the intersection of Swan Creek Road East in Fort Washington, Md.

The woman apparently was walking southbound on the shoulder of Indian Head Highway when she was struck. She is described as a black woman about 50 years old standing 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds. She has not been identified.

Authorities believe the incident may have been a hit-and-run. The investigation continues. Anyone with information should contact police at 301-731-4422 or Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477.

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