Skeletal remains found near area of former Mall of Memphis

The Memphis Police Department is investigating after skeletal remains were found on the site of the old Mall of Memphis.

Officials say a contractor was cutting heavy weeds in the area of Showcase Street near Perkins road Wednesday when he heard a loud noise.  When he looked, the man realized he had just run over the skeletal remains of a body.

Upon investigation, police learned the remains were that of a female that was stabbed to death. The medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide, the city's 96th of the year.  The woman's age, time of death, and location of death have not been determined.

Memphis Police ask anyone with information on the case to call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.