Body found near I-394

Minnesota Department of Transportation workers discovered the body of a woman this morning near eastbound I-394 between Dunwoody Boulevard and Penn Avenue, according to a police statement issued this afternoon. 

The body, found around 11:30 a.m., had been there "for an extended period of time," based on evidence investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide Unit found at the scene.

The Hennepin County medical examiner is looking into the cause of death. The woman’s name has not been released. 

Police encouraged anyone with information about the case to call the homicide unit at 673-3410.