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Woman may have been struck, killed by vehicle in north Harris County

Deputies said the woman's body was found in the 300 block of W. Mt. Houston Road on Sunday morning.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Sunday in a ditch. They said it may have been a hit-and-run.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted about 10 a.m. that deputies were responding to a scene in the 300 block of W. Mt. Houston, near the North Freeway and 249.

According to investigators, surveillance video shows a woman walking along the road at around 5:30 a.m. That's when they said a vehicle drove by.

“It showed she was walking down the roadway,” Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Paul Bruce said. “A car was estimated at around 60 miles per hour. When the car passed her, she was no longer walking on the roadway.“

So far, there haven't been any arrests and investigators haven't given a description of the vehicle.

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