The white female was found about 2:30 p.m. by a truck driver who stopped on the side of the road to have a flat tire repaired.
Camden County Deputy William Terrell declined to say Thursday how she died but said, “absolutely it was foul play.’’
The woman was 5-foot-2, weighed about 140 pounds, thought to be 25 to 35 years old and had dark brown hair.
Medical examiners estimate she had been beside the road five to six days.
The victim also had two tattoos: a ribbon on her lower left leg and a butterfly with “Babycakes” above over it on her lower back, both of them blue.
Terrell said it is unlikely that anyone else had the same combination of tattoos on the same areas of their bodies.
The body was in some brush just a few feet off the mowed right-of-way on the eastern side of the northbound access ramp of Exit 14. It was beside a fence intended to keep animals out of the roadway, that likely prevented whoever dumped the body from carrying it farther into the woods, Terrell said.
The ramp is curved, less than a quarter-mile long and is shielded from the six-lane interstate highway by a thick growth of trees.
Nonetheless, Terrell believes that whoever left the body did so in a hurry.
“They may have thought it was a lot more isolated than it really is,’’ he said of the area off the well-traveled interstate near the Florida border.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Camden County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 729-1442.
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