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Dead body found on shoulder of Highway 99 in Merced County leaves mystery to unravel

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The Merced County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the scene where a woman’s body was found along Highway 99 in Delhi.

California Highway Patrol officers responded to a call at 1:05 p.m. of a dead body just off the southbound lane about 1 mile south of the South Avenue interchange, according to CHP public information officer Eric Zuniga.

It appears that the body had been there for at least a day, Zuniga said Saturday afternoon. “Right now we don’t know if she was hit or if the body was just dumped there.” He said a forensics team and the coroner will help determine when and how the woman died.

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