Woman found dead in Lawndale identified as missing 26-year-old

Shantieya Smith (Chicago Police Department)

The body of a woman found dead last week in the Lawndale neighborhood has been identified as a 26-year-old who has been missing since May.

Shantieya Smith, 26, was last seen on May 25 in the 1600 block of South Central Park, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Smith was found dead about 5:30 p.m. Thursday just two blocks away in a garage in the 1800 block of South Central Park, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

A ruling on the cause and manner of her death has not been made pending further investigation, the medical examiner's office said.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)
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