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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway after a woman’s body was found on the side of the road in Wynwood.
Police received a call about a body on the side of the road at NW 23rd Street and NW 1st Court around 4 a.m.
Traffic homicide investigators say she may have been hit by a work truck because there is a cement plant nearby and the trucks begin going into, and leaving the plant, starting at around 2 a.m.
“We are going to see if one of these trucks ran her over not knowing they ran her over,” said a police spokesman Mike Vega.
A security guard was the one who called the police about the body lying in the road.
“It’s really sad. It really is,” said Brian Daniels.
Even though the police have not released the woman’s name, people in the area say they saw her often. They say she was homeless and can’t believe what happened.
“She kinda hangs around this area like all the time. She didn’t give no problems,” said Daniels.
“She’ll be sitting on my porch and when I come home she’s sitting on my porch. But I hasn’t seen her in a few days, and I was wondering where she was, and I’m hurt right now,” said Sonia Mitchelo.
Antonio Villasuso, the director of the Miami Rescue Mission said it hurts him to know this happened just a street over from where she could have come for help or shelter.
“She was somebody’s daughter, somebody’s sister. We need to care for people like that. We need to not forget people like that and we need to address people like that,” he said.
Vega said investigators will review video from nearby security cameras.
“They noticed that there are two businesses that do have surveillance cameras and we are waiting for their IT people to come in and actually provide us with the video footage so we can determine what actually occurred,” said Vega.
The woman’s cause of death is also part of the investigation; if it was from the accident or something else prior to that.