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Police seek help in identifying woman found dead in New Bedford

Authorities are turning to the public for help in identifying a woman whose body was found in New Bedford Saturday.

The woman’s body was found near the intersection of Fillmore and Mount Pleasant streets. More details were released by the State Police Monday in the hope that someone will recognize her.

According to State Police, the woman had the name “Jayden” tattooed on her right forearm, flowers on her right foot, and a “tribal tattoo” with a musical note on her right ribcage. On her left chest, near her heart, a key had been tattooed with the words, “trust issues” and “loyalty.’’

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The woman was between 18 and 25 years old and of Hispanic heritage.

The cause of the woman’s death was not immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 508-993-2016.


John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.