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Columbia Gas worker finds body in Ashland County

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the body found. (Source: Raycom Media) The Ashland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the body found. (Source: Raycom Media)
ASHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Ashland County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Columbia Gas worker found the body of a woman.

The worker called 911 just before 11 a.m. Monday. He told police he was checking gas wells in the area of County Road 1095 and County Road 1908 when he spotted the woman laying behind a large tree. He said her underwear was showing and her face showed signs of decomposition.

The Columbia Gas worker had not been in that area for about a month. 

The Ashland County Coroner's Office and Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called to the scene.

Evidence was collected and the woman's body was taken to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner for a pending autopsy. 

Authorities do not know the woman's identity at this time.

Anyone with more information can call the sheriff's office at 419-289-3911.

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