Woman found dead in container in Detroit alley

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit homicide detectives are investigating after an unidentified woman’s remains were found in a container in an alley on the city’s west side Monday afternoon.

Detroit homicide detectives are investigating after an unidentified woman's remains were found in a container on the city's west side.

The woman’s body was found at about 12:10 p.m. Monday inside a red container in an alley behind a vacant house on the 7300 block of Central — north of West Warren, west of Livernois. Officer Nicole Kirkwood, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, did not immediately have information on how the tip came in.

While homicide detectives try to determine who killed the woman and left her there, authorities also are working to determine the woman’s identity and cause of death.

jdickson@detroitnews.com