Coroner releases identity of woman found near highway, investigation underway

Body discovered

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. -- The Kittitas County Coroner is investigating a death after a woman's body was discovered along SR 821 on Sunday morning.

Coroner Nick Henderson tells Action News that the body was discovered at around 10 a.m., eight miles outside Ellensburg.

She was identified as Stephanie Curtis, 34, of Yakima County. The sheriff's office released Curtis' identification after family members were notified.

The death is under investigation and Henderson would not comment on any apparent signs of foul play.

Henderson said an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9.

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