Death investigation underway after woman's body found in Rockville

A woman's body was found by a passerby Monday morning in a parking lot in Rockville, and police are currently investigating her death, according to officials.

The body was found near the fence line in the 12000 block of Parklawn Drive. The parking lot borders an apartment community and residents commonly travel from the community through the parking lot to reach the Twinbrook Metro.

Officials say the body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. As of now, police have not been able to identify her.

There was no apparent trauma to the woman's body. She has several tattoos.

Anyone with information about this death or the possible identification of this woman is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5700.