Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that officers responding to a 911 call found the woman around 11:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police haven't released the identity of the victim or more details of the case. The investigation was ongoing.
Anyone who has information that might assist detectives investigating the death should call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve some felony cases.