Body of woman in her 60s found in middle of Detroit intersection

Body found early Tuesday morning in middle of street at Midlin, Belden

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DETROIT – It was no hit-and-run.

That's what sources tell Local 4 about the body found in the middle of the street at Midlin and Belden in Detroit. The female victim was not hit by a car. Investigators believe the body was dumped there by someone.

The body was dumped in the middle of the busy intersection near Livernois and the Lodge Freeway. It was found about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

"She was laying in the street. She could have gotten hit by a car," said Billie Whitman, a friend of the victim.

Whitman saw the body, then later found out it was his friend. She's a woman from his neighborhood. She was in her 60s and had a difficult time getting around after she had surgery on her legs.

Local 4 is not identifying the woman while police work to find her family members. Others in the neighborhood are shocked and saddened to hear their friend was found dead and dumped in the street.

"I don't know what she was doing out at that time at night, 3:30 in the morning," said Whitman.

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