The body was discovered around 1 a.m. Monday on Powers Avenue, near the intersection of John Daly Road.
Police say no identification was on the person, but say the victim is a female most likely in her 40s. Police say the body is badly beaten, and was discovered wrapped in bed sheets and a nightgown.
FOX 2's Roop Raj reports no footprints were near the body, just tire marks, leading authorities to believe the body was left there. Witnesses tell police they saw a slow-moving vehicle driving with the lights off shortly after the discovery was reported.
Police learned the identify of the victim late Monday morning via her fingerprints. Her family is being notified before police publicly release her name.