There's some new information in the body found yesterday near Beggs.
Today, detectives say the body was that of a black female. There was no identification on the body, a spokesman says.
An autospy is planned for tomorrow to determine a cause of death and to attempt to learn her identity.
The body was found Sunday off La. 10 near the community, which is north of Washington in St. Landry Parish.
The body was reported by a caller who saw what appeared to be a body in a ditch.