FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police have identified the remains of a body in Fairfield Township earlier this week, and they say the victim was murdered.READ MORE: Ohio Becomes Latest State To Propose Transgender Sports Ban
The remains were found in Fairfield Township around 8:30 a.m. Monday.
According to state police, workers who were clearing trees along State Route 711 found a decomposed female body over an embankment along the eastbound side of the road a few hundred yards south of Mirror Lake. The victim was wearing a red shirt and black workout pants.
Police have identified the remains as 33-year-old Laura Rebecca Ingalls-Hood, who went by Laura Hood.
State police say autopsy results indicate her death was a homicide.
Friends and family of Hood say they’re trying to work through this tragedy and focus all their energy on Hood’s 16-month-old child.READ MORE: Pa. Drops COVID-19 Vaccine Map, Encourages Use Of Federal Map
Hood’s body was found not far from where she lived with her fiance.
State police say Hood wasn’t reported missing, so establishing a timeline of when she was last seen or when anyone last had contact with her is difficult.
“Maybe somebody would have seen something, maybe somebody would have seen a vehicle,” Trooper Stephen Limani said. “We are obviously taking any lead that we can possibly get and investigating it to its fullest.”
No further details are being released at this time.
“The information that we do have and are holding close to our investigation, the only other person that knows that is the person who committed the murder of Laura,” Limani said.MORE NEWS: Bradford Co. DA Chad Salsman Pleads Guilty In Sex Case, Resigns From Position
State police ask anyone who may have information about Hood’s murder to call (724) 832-3240.