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Homicide investigation underway after woman's body was found in wooded area of Charleston

A homicide investigation is underway after a body was found Wednesday afternoon near the 500 block of Pacific Street on Charleston's West Side. (WCHS/WVAH)

A homicide investigation is underway after a body was found Wednesday afternoon near the 500 block of Pacific Street on Charleston's West Side.

The body has been identified as Crystal Marie Young, 20, of Charleston, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.

At about 12:25 Wednesday afternoon, a passerby found the Young's body in a wooded area just off of Pacific Street and Garrison Avenue.

After investigating, it was determined that Young died as a result of injuries suffered from a shooting and her death is now being treated as a homicide.

No other information has been released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation should call the Charleston Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.

Keep checking with Eyewitness News for updates on this story.

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