Late Thursday night, police in Orlando said they found a woman’s body on Interstate 4 (I-4). The eastbound lanes near Orange Blossom Trail were closed for hours while the investigation was going on. Police say that around 11:30 p.m., they got several reports of cars hitting what looked like a body on eastbound I-4 near the Orange Blossom Trail exit.
“When officers got there, they found a dead adult woman on the highway, and a crashed car that no one was in at the exit from I-4 to OBT southbound,” police said in a press release.
The victim was named as Teqilla L. Shepherd, who was 39 years old. The car that was found crashed was registered to her, the police said. During the investigation, the eastbound lanes of I-4 were closed for about 12 hours while police tried to get people to go somewhere else. The lanes are now back open.
Units are currently working a death investigation at I4 East and Orange Blossom Trail. I4 East at John Young Parkway is currently closed, but the express lane remains open. Expect delays. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/92WI8oIWIM
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 27, 2023
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A SKYFOX video showed investigators taking pictures of a wrecked car on the side of the road near where the shutdown happened. After that, the car was towed away.
“Right now, we don’t know more than we don’t know,” police said. Detectives are trying to figure out what happened that night and why Shepherd died.
If you know who she might have been with or have dashcam video, call OPD right away or call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS to give an anonymous tip.
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