The body of Jenna Cartwright was discovered near Olds. (CBC)

A body found earlier this week has been identified as a missing woman from Red Deer.

Jenna Cartwright, 21, was reported missing by a family member on April 12. She was last seen in Red Deer on March 29.

"RCMP investigators are now working on evidence gathered at the scene and are not able to release such details as it may impact on future charges and conviction," police said Friday in a statement.

A resident of Olds noticed a body, lying near a roadway, while driving about 4 km northeast of the town at 7 p.m. on Tuesday

RCMP investigators called the Calgary police's major crimes unit to help with the investigation, and the Calgary medical examiner conducted an autopsy, concluding that Cartwright was murdered.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the detachment in Olds or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.