Body of female discovered in 9th Ward

New Orleans, La. - The NOPD is investigating the discovery of woman's body found in the 9th Ward Thursday morning.

The body was found in a grassy area at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Choctaw around 8:30am.

The Orleans Parish coroner classified the death as a homicide and will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the woman. She is described as a white female wearing a light colored tank top shirt, blue jeans and had her toe nails painted silver.

Call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 if you have any information that can help detectives.