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Police Identify Woman’s Body Found Along Rhode Island Interstate

Janelle Morris was pronounced dead on I-295 in Johnston

Janelle Morris
WJAR-TV

Rhode Island State Police have identified a woman whose body was found Friday morning along Interstate 295 in Johnston.

According to WJAR-TV, troopers responded to a report of a woman on the roadway at 4:25 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators initially thought the woman had been struck by a car, but later said they did not know how she died.

The woman has been identified as 26-year-old Janelle J. Morris of North Providence.

The state medical examiners office will be determining her cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Robert A. Creamer of the Rhode Island State Police at 401-444-1046.

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