STEVENS PASS — The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says a 25-year-old Marysville woman, whose body was found along Highway 2 in a remote area near Stevens Pass on Sept. 7, was a homicide victim.

Law enforcement has identified the woman and is waiting to notify first of kin before releasing her name, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Passing motorists found the Maryville woman on the side of the road by milepost 73 on Highway 2 near Rock Mountain Trailhead, 11 miles west of Coles.

The Sheriff’s Office is helping with the investigation, along with federal, state, county and city agencies, the news release said.

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