Police investigating body found on Marshall roadway

Police investigating body found on Marshall roadway
MGN Online

POSTED: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:26pm

UPDATED: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:52pm

A body was found on a roadway in Marshall Saturday night.

It happened at 10:08 p.m. when Marshall Police were told a woman's body was found lying off the roadway on Scotts Quarters Road near the intersection of Loop 390 in Marshall.

Marshall Police as well as Marshall Fire and Ambulance were called to the scene.

It was found that the woman was dead and pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Judge Clarice Watkins.

Marshall Police and Crime Scene Investigators were called and began an investigation immediately.

The female was later identified as Sharon Leonard, 52, of Marshall.

An autopsy was ordered by Judge Watkins to find the exact cause of death.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone who may have seen the victim or have knowledge of her whereabouts prior to her discovery is asked to contact Marshall Police Department Communications Division at 903-935-4578 or Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969 if you wish to remain anonymous.

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