SAN DIEGO – Detectives with the San Diego Police Department are investigating after finding a woman dead underneath an Interstate 5 bridge in Little Italy Monday afternoon.

A call came in around 11:45 a.m. for reports of a woman in medical distress under the I-5 freeway overpass at 500 West Grape Street in downtown San Diego, according to Lt. Adam Sharki of the San Diego Police Department.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers located the person under the bridge and pronounced the individual deceased, Sharki said. It is unknown what led to the individual’s death but there was visible trauma to her upper body.

The woman is described as a homeless Hispanic or Asian female, possibly in her 30s or 40s.

Following the discovery Monday afternoon, police shut down several streets near the area including Grape Street, State Street and Columbia Street. Police said the streets will be closed for several hours as officials investigate.

If anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.