Authorities ID body of woman found along Hwy 38

Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found alongside a highway near Muscatine in eastern Iowa.

The Muscatine County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as 20-year-old Lea Renae Ponce, who lived in Fairfield.

The sheriff's office received a call around 1 a.m. Tuesday that reported a woman lying on a side of Iowa Highway 38. Arriving deputies found the body.

Officials are awaiting autopsy results.

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