The Sheriff's Department is invesitgating a suspicious death, after a motorcyclist discovered the body of a Sarasota woman in a ditch along University Parkway this morning.
The woman has been identified as Nicole Rose Scott, 29, of Sarasota, according to a report from the Sheriff's Department. Deputies are treating Scott's death as a homicide.
Detectives believe the victim died sometime in the last two days. An autopsy will be performed Monday to determine the cause of death.
The motorcyclist called 9-1-1 at about 11 a.m. today. He was riding his motorcycle in the area when he spotted the body in a ditch on the north side of University Parkway in Southeast Manatee County.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.