Investigators Release Tattoo Photos to Help ID Body Found Along I-44

PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department has released photos of a deceased woman’s tattoos in an attempt to identify her after she was found on the shoulder of Interstate 44.

The white female was found Oct. 1 as officers responded to a report of a body near the roadway.

She was wearing a blue and red colored sun dress and flip-flops. Her hair was dark, but had been dyed dark blue.

(Phelps County Sheriff’s Department)

(Phelps County Sheriff’s Department)

A tattoo of a black and white wolf was on her right shoulder blade. A tattoo of a red heart with wings and butterflies was on her left shoulder blade. A tattoo of a vine was on her right ankle, which descended along the top of her foot. A lengthy scar was visible on her left thigh.

An autopsy was conducted in Columbia, Missouri, revealing that the woman was approximately 25 to 35 years old.

A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 573-426-3860, or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control at 573-368-2345.

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