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Body of teenage girl found overnight in Portland

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A body was found overnight in the Portland neighborhood.

Police were dispatched to the 800 block of North 33rd Street around 1:45 a.m. Friday.

According to Alicia Smiley, Metro Police Public Information Officer, a passerby found the body of a white female, possibly in her teens or early twenties, behind a residence near the flood wall by the river.

The young girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said her body sustained trauma which is the reason the case is being treated as a homicide.

Investigators are speaking with the person who found the body as well as residents in the area. Official cause of death will be determined by the coroner.

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