Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman who was found dead on the side of the road.

The Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office received a call Tuesday stating there was a woman laying on the side of the road along Highway 38, just north of the intersection of County Road F70. She was found to be deceased. Authorities identified the woman as 20-year-old Lea Renae Ponce of Fairfield. An autopsy was conducted Wednesday, the results have not been made available yet. Anybody with information are encouraged to contact the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office at 563-264-0188, Ext. 115.