Washington state police investigate death of transient woman

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities have started an investigation near railroad tracks in Yakima after a 58-year-old woman was found dead. Yakima Herald-Republic reports that a man walking near the railroad tracks Thursday discovered the woman’s body topless with severe injuries to her face and head. Yakima Police Capt. Jay Seely says it is unclear if the woman was killed by the tracks, or if she was killed elsewhere and dumped. Authorities say they have yet to identify her pending notification of her family. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact local law enforcement.