Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that lead to the death of a 39-year-old Vidor woman.

This evening, at about 6:38 p.m., Patrol Officers responded to a reported body in the roadway in the 5400 block of South M.L.K. near Florida St.  Upon arrival, Officers located the female deceased.

The original call to our 911 Communications Center came from passers-by who saw the body in the roadway.  Officers were able to locate a 41-year-old man at the scene who said that the woman was his girlfriend.  According to him, he and the deceased female were driving when they got into an argument.  The man further stated that during the argument, the woman jumped from the moving vehicle.

Justice of the Peace Ransom Jones has ordered an autopsy.

Detectives are in the process of interviewing the man and other potential witnesses.  They are not releasing the name of the deceased pending notification of her next of kin.

Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.

409-782-6738