The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating the discovery of a St. Louis woman's body Saturday morning in an embankment in Bethalto.
Police said it appears Tabitha L. Milton-Rush, 44, of Aubert Avenue, was murdered, and her body dumped at the embankment.
An individual found the body of about 9 a.m., near the area of Illinois 255 and Illinois 140.
"As a result of the investigation at the scene it appears the victim died under suspicious circumstances and probably from foul play," said Madison County Sheriff's Department Major Brad Wells, deputy commander of the squad. "It also appears the victim died at another location and was brought to the location after death."
More than 20 investigators with the Major Case Squad were working Saturday afternoon out of the Bethalto Police Department. The squad's phone numbers are 377-1072 and 377-5266. The number for an anonymous tip line is 296-3000.