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Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are working to find a person of interest in connection to a woman's slaying this week.

On Friday, officials identified the person as James Quill Cockerham, 50.

He is described as a black male, 6-feet-tall with a medium build.

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The body of the 26 year old was found about 9:50 a.m. Wednesday in a dumpster near a building on the 1600 block of Robert Bradby Drive, investigators said.

Police learned the victim had earlier been spotted with a man in an elevator there. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and wheat-colored boots.

Authorities released surveillance images Thursday showing the man at the elevator and the car he was believed to have left in.

Anyone with information should call the Detroit Police Department Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.