Update 5/18/2018 at 4:30 p.m.: Brownsville detectives have identified the woman found dead Thursday as Irene N. Carling, 78, of Rancho Viejo.

Authorities say there were no signs of foul play. Autopsy results are pending to determine the official cause of death.

Detectives continue to investigate the case.


Original Story: Brownsville police continue to investigate after an 78-year-old woman was found dead in a ditch Thursday.

The woman—who was not been identified— was found in a ditch near the 9200 block of Farm-to-Market Road 803, according to JJ Treviño, a spokesman for the Browsnville Police Department.

It’s unclear how the woman got there, police say.

The death investigation remains ongoing.

Correction: Carling was 78 at the time of her death, not 80.