Shantieya Smith's family calls for action of unsolved murder a year later

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Family members of a 26-year-old woman found murdered in the city's Lawndale neighborhood one year ago are renewing their call for action by police investigators handling the case.

Shantieya Smith's body was found in an abandoned garage last June in an alley between 1900 S. Drake and Cental Park Avenue.

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At a vigil Wednesday afternoon, relatives of a missing woman found dead in a garage called for police to take a closer look at the case, and said her death may be connected to othe

A community group says her murder may be the work of a serial killer targeting African-American women in the Chicago area.

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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has said there's no evidence that Smith's murder was committed by a serial killer.

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