Woman found dead at rest stop identified as missing Tylerite

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - GREENWOOD, LA (KSLA) - A missing East Texas woman is found dead at a Louisiana rest stop.

Edwina Jiminez, 26, was reported missing from her Tyler home on Saturday.

An off duty officer spotted a body inside a parked SUV at an Interstate-20 rest stop across the Louisiana-Texas border. Deputy Dwayne Washington said something caught his attention about this parked vehicle.

"The smell that was coming from the car was why I stopped and looked back," said Washington. "It's a distinct odor you can't forget it."

Caddo Parish investigators say she had visited a local casino on Friday morning.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have information please contact the Caddo Parish authorities.

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