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Woman found dead in roadway, police searching for answers

RUSTON, La. - UPDATED INFORMATION: The Ruston Police Department has identified a woman who was fatally hit on October 22, 2017.

The female has been identified as Sheila Marie Jackson, 52 of the Ruston area.

Investigators are still requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspect.

Anyone with information or knowledge regarding her whereabouts or movements in the days prior to her death are asked to contact the Ruston Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, 318-255-4141.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: On October 22, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, the Ruston Police Department responded to a report of a person laying in the roadway on US Highway 167 South.

Upon the arrival of Uniform Patrol Division officers, an unidentified black female was discovered in the travel lanes of US Highway 167 South approximately ½ mile south of East Tennessee Avenue.

This female was deceased and had no identification on her person.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigative Division of the Ruston Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the incident.

The identity of this female has yet to be confirmed at this point. This investigation is still very early in the process and but is active and ongoing.

Information gathered from the scene is limited and the public’s assistance is greatly needed.

If anyone has information regarding this or any other crime, they are requested to contact the Ruston Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Division at 318-255-4141 or Crimestoppers of Lincoln Parish.

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