Steubenville police are investigating the death of a homeless woman.

Ariel Burkey, 31, was living in the wood behind a house in the 300 block of Woodlawn Road with a boyfriend.

“The victim and her boyfriend were living, not really in the back yard, but in a wooded area behind the house, in a tent,” said Police Chief Bill McCafferty. “They had belongings. It looked like they’d been there a while. She was laying outside the tent. There was a large cut over her right eye.”

McCafferty said the victim’s cause of death will have to be determined at autopsy.

Police are questioning her boyfriend.