Tampa police investigating woman's death

Last Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017, 3:31 PM EDT

Tampa police are investigating a homicide in the Seminole Heights area. 

  • Tampa police investigating homicide
  • Police responded to the 1000 block of E New Orleans Avenue in Seminole Heights
  • Victim identified as Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32

Police responded Friday morning to the 1000 block of E New Orleans Avenue and found a woman dead at the scene.

She was identified as Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32.

The body was discovered by a passerby and Tampa Police were contacted around 9:30 a.m.

Police initially described the case as a "suspicious death" but called it homicide in a Friday afternoon update.

Detectives described the woman's injuries as "upper body trauma."