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Woman found alongside I-80 ramp in Union County identified

NEW COLUMBIA — A Virginia woman found dead on an interstate ramp in Pennsylvania was the victim of a homicide, officials said.

The Pennsylvania State Police on Monday did not release how Rebecca Landrith, 47, died or where in Virginia she had lived.

Landrith was laying on the shoulder of the off of eastbound Interstate 80 ramp in West Buffalo Township, Union County, in the area of Mile Marker 199, according to Trooper Tyler Watson, with the Milton State Police, Troop F. .

Her body was found Sunday. She was wearing maternity jeans and a purple shirt with a black leather jacket.

The section of highway was closed for several hours because of the investigation.

Landrith had recently travelled through parts of the Midwest, state police said, and she had ties to several states, including South Dakota and Utah.

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