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Baton Rouge police and the coroners office are investigating a body that was found near the East Baton Rouge parish health unit early Monday, according to police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr.

Coppola said officials responded to calls about a dead woman in the 300 block of N. 12th Street, close to the parish health building and the Greyhound bus station about 6:30 a.m.

Coppola said officials did not find any obvious signs of trauma on the body. 

The autopsy is set for Tuesday, and an official cause of death will not be clear until then, said East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark.