Nassau County police investigate the scene where a female body...

Nassau County police investigate the scene where a female body was discovered next to a dumpster on Tuesday in South Hempstead. Credit: Howard Schnapp

The body of a 39-year-old woman who last lived in Hempstead was found lying beside a dumpster in South Hempstead on Tuesday morning, Nassau police said in a statement.

The woman, who was identified Thursday by police as Rebecca Carlson, was discovered in the back of an Advanced Auto Parts store on Grand Avenue at around 7:40 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.

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