Officers responded to a call shortly after 11 a.m. Friday and found the body of an adult female lying underneath a bridge. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have identified the woman as 38-year-old Tina Mayard, of Durham.
The cause of death has not been determined. The body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Raleigh for an autopsy.
Anyone who may have information is asked to call (919) 560-4440, ext. 29322 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.