UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking for assistance identifying the driver who hit and killed a woman on Interstate-24 in Rutherford County on Dec. 29.

According to THP officials, troopers responded to the scene on I-24 near the Almaville Road exit around 10:30 a.m. after a report of a deceased female laying in the ditch line of the interstate. 

The area where the body was recovered was off the roadway and extremely difficult to spot by drivers passing by, officials said.

On Saturday, THP officials announced that they have identified a suspected vehicle in the incident. 

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PREVIOUS STORY: SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking the public for help as it investigates an apparent hit-and-run that left a woman dead.

The agency tweeted that it received a call on Saturday reporting a woman's body in a ditch along Interstate 24 in Rutherford County. The agency said it appears a vehicle hit a pedestrian, and the body was recovered in an area that would be extremely difficult to spot from the roadway.

Agency spokesman Lt. Bill Miller told The Tennessean that authorities are trying to determine what happened. He said no additional details were available, but officials hope that someone might have seen something and will report it.

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