Police release photo of tattoo on unidentified woman who was found dead on side of NH highway

HOPKINTON, N.H. — Police are turning to the public for help identifying a woman who was found dead in the breakdown lane on a highway in New Hampshire early Monday morning.

Troopers responding to a report of a person lying on the northbound side of Interstate 89 near mile marker 7.2 in Hopkinton just before 12:15 a.m. pronounced the individual dead at the scene, according to New Hampshire State Police.

The woman’s cause of death was blunt impact head injuries, according to the medical examiner. The manner of death is still being investigated.

Police said they have yet to determine the woman’s identity.

The woman is described as white, 5-foot-1, about 110 pounds, between 18-30 years of age, with fair skin, strawberry-blonde hair, and blue eyes. Police noted that her finger and toenails were painted neon green and that she had a tattoo on the small of her back of a bird feather with birds flying out of it.

Police released a photo of her tattoo Monday night that was located on the small of her back of a bird feather with birds flying out of it.

Anyone who spotted a vehicle stopped on the side of the highway between 11:25 p.m. Sunday and 12:15 a.m. Monday is urged to contact state police at 603-628-8477.

State police said additional information would be released as it becomes available.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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