The badly decomposed body of a woman was discovered this morning near railroad tracks in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The woman's body was found on an embankment along railroad tracks near 78th Street and Lowe Avenue at about 6:50 a.m., police said.
The woman appeared to be in her 30s, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Police were conducting a death investigation, a police spokeswoman said.
An autopsy is expected Friday, according to the medical examiner's office.Copyright © 2015, RedEye