UPDATE: Police identify body found behind dumpster
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a body found outside a hotel dumpster this morning as a local prostitute.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said the body was found just before 8 a.m. behind the dumpster at a hotel on Gwenadale Avenue and pronounced dead at the scene.
He said the woman was partially clothed and had a shoestring around her neck, but the exact cause of death has not been determined.
Investigators identified her as Kristin Lynn Granier, 30, of Baton Rouge. McKneely said they also learned Granier was a prostitute working in the area.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the BRPD Violent Crimes Division at (225) 389-4869.
News 2's Mike Steele will have the latest on this story at 5 and 6 p.m.
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