• The woman was found unresponsive at her Alabama home by a family member Saturday morning
  • Her family grew concerned after learning the victim had not shown up for work Friday
  • Police apprehended the suspect after a car chase

Police in Hoover, Alabama, are conducting a homicide investigation after a 25-year-old woman was found dead in her home.

A family member found the woman, whose name has not been released, unresponsive at the woman's home at The Halston apartment complex in Hoover Saturday morning and immediately called 911, reported.

Her family had grown concerned after learning the victim had not shown up for work Friday, said Capt. Keith Czeskleba. This resulted in the victim's family going to her apartment to check on her.

Hoover police officers responded to the home just after 4 a.m. Saturday. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene by Hoover Fire medics.

The cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but evidence at the scene suggested foul play, authorities said.

“This investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released once it is available,” police was quoted as saying by WVTM 13. “The victim’s identity is being withheld to allow additional family members to be notified.”

Investigators were at the scene all morning Saturday and were seen putting a least one garbage bag into a police van.

Police suggested that the incident was possibly domestic in nature. They identified the suspect and immediately began searching for him. A "be on the lookout" warning was issued for him and a white Nissan Altima.

That afternoon, the suspect, whose identity has also not been disclosed, was spotted in a white Nissan Altima. He traveled through Irondale and Birmingham then onto Interstate 65 northbound with officers from multiple agencies behind him, including Hoover, Irondale and Fultondale.

As the suspect pulled on the shoulder of the interstate to stop, the officers following him were trying to stop as well. At that point, a passing motorist — 62-year-old Julie Johnson of New Orleans — struck a Fultondale officer’s SUV from behind. The officer and Johnson were taken to UAB Hospital.

The officer suffered a concussion but has since been released and is now recovering at home. The condition of the motorist is unclear.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional information is expected to be released in the coming days, ABC 33/40 News reported.

Police are seeking help from the public for any information related to the case. Those with any leads can contact Sgt. Daniel Lowe at 205-739-6762. For those who wish to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward, they can contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.

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