Abbotsford Police are investigating after a woman's body was found along a rural road on Monday morning.
Police got a call from a motorist who saw an individual sprawled alongside Riverside Road near King Road around 10:15 a.m., said Const. Ian MacDonald.
"He saw what he thought was an injured or deceased person off road and stopped to check," said MacDonald.
Major crime and forensic officers are on scene and police have closed a portion Riverside Road at south of King while they investigate.
"We don't have other details at this point and time," said MacDonald.
"We are hoping to glean some information at the scene in the way of forensic evidence and other evidence."
Investigators aren't ruling out the possibility the woman was struck by a vehicle.
"The only thing being ruled out is the likelihood that she died of natural causes," said MacDonald.
"But the actual cause of death is still to be determined, as is the identity of the woman.
"All we know is that it's a tragic circumstance, obviously, for her friends and family."
When APD has positively identified the woman and has other pertinent facts, they may appeal to the public for more information, said MacDonald.
"Once we have those details, we'll be able to communicate that and even possibly appeal to the public in the way of witnesses or her last contacts, so we can piece together a timeline of what actually transpired," he said.
The APD will be consulting with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and will call the unit in to take over the case should the death be deemed homicide.
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