Woman's body found in Richmond

Police say the body was spotted at 17th and Visalia, just down the street from Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

March 26, 2010 11:56:59 AM PDT
Richmond police are investigating a homicide this morning after a woman's body was found on a sidewalk near a school, according to a police spokeswoman.

The body was found just before 7 a.m. in the 1600 block of Visalia Avenue, near Cesar Chavez Elementary School, police Sgt. Bisa French said.

The victim appears to have been shot, French said. Police believe she was a Hispanic woman in her early 20s.

As of about 10:30 a.m., no suspects or witnesses had been identified. The victim's identity was not known.