The St. Petersburg Police Department is investigating a homicide after a woman's body was found in an alleyway Wednesday morning. 

  • Woman's body found in alleyway on 63rd Ave. S in St. Pete
  • Major crimes detectives are investigating
  • Investigators now treating it as a homicide

St. Petersburg Police said the body of 22-year-old Taylor Anne McAllister was found behind homes in the 2100 block of 63rd Avenue South shortly before 8 a.m. 

Police said a man was salvaging aluminum cans in the area when he saw McAllister's body in an alleyway. He and another neighbor called 911. 

Based upon evidence at the scene, detectives determined that McAllister was the victim of a homicide. 

Police said the victim lives in Pinellas County but is not a resident of St. Petersburg. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday morning to determine the exact cause of death. 

If anyone has information on this crime, you are asked to call 893-7780.