Waikato Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old woman whose body was found early today at the roadside on State Highway 3 just North of the Otorohanga Township.
Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson said Police were keeping an open mind as to how the young woman came to be at the roadside, after her body was discovered about 6.30am.
Scene examinations are still ongoing, with pathologists and other experts working to establish how the young woman died. Some diversions still remain in place.
Mr Patterson said while it was possible a vehicle may have been involved, Police were keeping an open mind. "We expect that as our investigation progresses we will find out more about how she came to be there and the circumstances of her death.
"This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with her family at this time."