A dead body was spotted Saturday morning on the 1400 block of East 23rd Avenue in northeast Columbus.
Police say an officer was flagged down by a person who reported there was a body on the ground. The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the victim - 35-yr-old Nancy Devera Johnson - had been shot and was found bleeding from her upper chest on a sidewalk.
No one in the area reported hearing gunshots police say and without releasing too many details, detectives would only say the victim was known to frequent the neighborhood.
Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.
It is the city's 18th homicide.