UPDATE: Woman's body found in Portsmouth, name released

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UPDATE 8/31/16 @ 4:30 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Portsmouth Police have identified the body of a woman found in a parked car Tuesday.

Police say Nicole Rowles, 42, of West Portsmouth was found dead in a car parked in the 1900 block of Robinson Avenue.

Preliminary autopsy results show no signs of trauma.

The final report is pending results of a toxicology test.

Police say Rowles' death is suspected to be a result of a drug overdose.


PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A woman's body was found Tuesday morning in a parked vehicle in the 1900 block of Robinson Avenue, Portsmouth Police say.

Employees of a nearby business, Goodwill Industries, made the discovery about 7:25 a.m.

The body appeared to have been there for several hours, and Portsmouth Fire Department crews helped remove it.

Due to the effects of high temperatures, it could be a while before a positive identification and cause of death are determined, police say.

The body was taken to the Montgomery County Morgue for an autopsy. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Portsmouth Police Department Detective Bureau at (740) 354-1600.

The Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting in the investigation.

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