Sheriff's detectives were trying Thursday to identify a woman whose body was found next to an office building at 4511 S. Sixth East.

Homicide squad Lt. Ben Forbes said the woman had been sexually assaulted and strangled.An employee of the accounting firm that occupies the building arrived at work about 7 a.m. Thursday and found the body sprawled on a small lawn east of the business. Forbes said the woman had been attacked and died at that location.

The woman was Caucasian, in her late teens or early 20s, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds. She had auburn shoulder-length hair and was wearing a pale blue sweater, black tights, tennis shoes and several bracelets on one wrist.