Tampa woman, 26, found dead in ditch was homicide victim

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Detectives say the woman whose body was found in a ditch on the side of a Hillsborough County road on Tuesday was the victim of a homicide.

Investigators with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the woman on Wednesday.

A person riding a horse discovered the body of Evelyn Woodham, 26, of Tampa in a ditch on the north side of the road around 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday. Woodham’s body was found in a ditch about four to five feet off the roadway near the intersection of 20th Avenue South and 58th Street South. http://wfla.com/2016/11/01/body-of-woman-found-in-ditch-in-hillsborough/

Detectives say Woodham was fully clothed and had suffered trauma to the upper body.

If you have information that can help investigators, call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200. Anyone with information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at http://www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.

You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

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