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Woman’s body found near highway in Delhi

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who was found deceased alongside Highway 99 in Delhi.

The woman was found by the California Highway Patrol around 1 p.m. Saturday alongside the highway, near the South Avenue off ramp.

An autopsy revealed the woman was likely the victim of a hit and run and could have been out there for about a day before she was discovered.

Authorities have yet to identify the woman. She is believed to have been in her 20s to 40s. She has a tattoo of ballerina shoes on her lower right ankle and a tattoo of a mermaid holding a child on her back.

There has been no information released about the vehicle which might have hit her.

Anyone with information about the incident of the woman’s identity is asked to contact the Merced County Coroner’s Office at 385- 7369.