Woman may have fallen from I-20 overpass, Atlanta police say

Woman may have fallen from I-20 overpass, Atlanta police say

  • Story Highlights
  • The woman appeared to be in her late 30s or early 40s.
  • Authorities are waiting on the results of an autopsy to determine the official manner and cause of death.
  • The investigation temporarily blocked Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at West Lake Avenue.

A woman’s body was found early Monday under the I-20 overpass on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta police said. 

“Manner and cause of death are pending autopsy, but it appears the female may have fallen from the overpass,” Officer Lisa Bender told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email.

Just before 2 a.m. a driver called 911 and said there was a body in the roadway, police told Channel 2 Action News.

Atlanta police are investigating after a woman was found dead on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News) 

The driver did not stick around, and the woman was already dead by the time emergency crews arrived, Lt. Carven Tyus said. There were no obvious signs of trauma to the woman’s body, according to police.

The woman appeared to be in her late 30s or early 40s, Tyus told Channel 2.

The investigation blocked Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at West Lake Avenue for nearly three hours. The road reopened just before 5 a.m., Channel 2 reported.

Anyone with information about the woman’s death is asked to call police.

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