UPDATE 6/20:Detectives arrested Anthony Leon Exum, 29, of Newport News and charged him with first degree murder in this case, according to Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department.
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Karrie Ann Henson.
NEWPORT NEWS -- Newport News Police say a woman's body has been found in the north end of the city.
The body, that of a white adult woman, was found around 7:14 a.m. by a city waterwork's employee along the wood line in the 500 block of Industrial Park Drive, said police spokeswoman Holly McPherson.
Police are investigating the case as a homicide, the city's first of 2014.
Anyone with information should call Crime Line at-888-LOCK-U-UP.