The Phoenix Police Department's got a brand new who done it on its hands.
Two Phoenix cops patrolling an area near the 3100 block of West Van Buren Street early Sunday morning, about 1:45, saw a woman lying near the sidewalk on the north side of the street.
The two officers stopped to see if the woman was alright and noticed she was "severely injured."
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The unidentified woman, described as being 40-50 years old and possibly transient, was taken to a local hospital, where she later died.
That's all Phoenix police are willing to say, at this point.
Phoenix Sergeant Tommy Thompson says the case is being investigated as a homicide but investigators aren't releasing the cause of death because they currently have "very little to go on."
In any event, anyone with any information about a woman who may have been "severely injured" near the 3100 block of West Van Buren Street early Sunday morning is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.