WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Westminster are investigating after a woman was found dead in a parking lot.

According to police, the woman’s body was found in a parking lot located in the 8400 block of Decatur Street just after 6 a.m. Saturday.

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A passerby alerted police to the body.

“We don’t know exactly what we’re looking at yet so better safe than sorry. And we cordoned off a large area and we work our way in until we decide it needs to be smaller,” Kate Kazell with the Westminster Police Department said.

Kazell said it’s not immediately clear how the woman died. She was later identified as Jessica Gallegos, 28, of Denver.

“Right now the cause of death isn’t blatantly clear and it won’t be clear until the coroner does his full investigation,” she said.

There were some personal items like a purse nearby.

Additional Information From The Westminster Police Department

If you have any information about this incident, please call Westminster Police at (303)658-4360.