The Charles County Sheriff's Office is hoping a murder victim's distinctive tattoos will help them identify her.
The woman's body was found about 8:50 p.m. Thursday in the area of Old Washington Road and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Authorities say her death is being investigated as a homicide.
The woman did not have any identification on her, but investigators described her as a black woman between 40 and 50 years old.
She had two distinctive tattoos: a cherub on her left shoulder blade and a black symbol on her right, inner wrist.
The woman was wearing a black sweater and gray leggings when she was found. Investigators say she had black braids and was wearing silver earrings when she was found.
Anyone who thinks they may know the victim based on this description is asked to call 301-932-2222.