Body of woman found in ditch in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating after the body of a woman was found in a ditch about four to five feet off of a roadway.

The sheriff’s office said a person who was horseback riding discovered the woman’s body around 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday in the Palm River area.

The body was in a ditch on the north side of the road, just east of the intersection at 20th Avenue South and 58th Street South.

The body was fully clothed and investigators say there was no apparent cause of death.

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the deceased woman and determine the woman’s cause of death. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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