Body discovered lying in Albemarle creek identified

A body found lying in a creek bed Tuesday in Albemarle has been identified, police said. 

Rita Fay Muhammad, 47, was found in the creek bed off of E. Main Street. Investigators said they were able to identify her body by the tattoos on her. 

Muhammad does not have a permanent address in Albemarle, police said.

Detectives are asking for information from anyone that may have seen or spoken to her in the last week or two. If you have, you're asked to please call police at (704) 984-9500.