Police have confirmed that a woman found dead on Highway 82 outside of Tuscaloosa Wednesday morning was murdered and investigators have a suspect in custody Thursday afternoon.

Marty Sellers, the co-commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said the woman was discovered in a vehicle on Highway 82 in the Duncanville area Wednesday morning.

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The VCU looks into almost all unnatural deaths in the county, and Sellers said they opened a "suspicious death" investigation Wednesday after the woman was found.

At noon Thursday, Sellers said the woman was murdered and a homicide investigation is underway. He also said the VCU has a suspect in custody that was being interviewed Thursday afternoon.

No additional details were available Thursday afternoon.

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