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A woman has died after being found unresponsive Sunday morning in a vehicle on Loop 101 in the northwest Valley, police said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said police received multiple reports early Sunday of a stopped vehicle on Loop 101 near Bell Road.

When DPS officers responded to the scene, they found the woman, unresponsive, with a rope around her neck. The woman was later pronounced dead, the DPS said.

Three lanes of southbound Loop 101 were closed Sunday as the DPS investigated the death.

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