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The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Stafford County woman after her body was found early Sunday morning along the roadside in the northern end of the county.

A resident found the remains of Ashley Nicole Childs, 28, about 5:50 a.m. in the ditch line on Whispering Pines Lane in the area of Shelton Shop Road.

The sheriff's office says there were no obvious signs of trauma. The cause of death is still under investigation by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information on the incident to contact Detective Massine at 540-658-4400.

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