Lincoln County sheriff’s officials in South Dakota say the woman whose body was found in a ditch near Worthing is the apparent victim of a hit-and-run.
Authorities began a search for 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs Wednesday evening after she failed to return from a walk.
Officers used tracking dogs throughout the night to find her.
Jacobs was found in the ditch along a gravel road at dawn Thursday.
The sheriff’s department says Jacobs was struck by a southbound vehicle Wednesday night.
Based on evidence at the scene, the vehicle is believed to be a Chevy Silverado pickup truck from 1999 to 2006 with damage to the right front.
The passenger side rear view mirror was recovered at the scene.