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Police investigate 'suspicious' death of Sharonville woman

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Brian Smothers (Grant Co. Jail) Brian Smothers (Grant Co. Jail)
Lea Ann Smothers and her daughter Hannah Scalf. (Photo provided) Lea Ann Smothers and her daughter Hannah Scalf. (Photo provided)
SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

Sharonville and Cincinnati police said they are investigating the "suspicious" death of a woman.

LeaAnn Smother's body was found behind a Dumpster in a trailer park off Lebanon Road early Monday, police said.

The 38-year-old woman's husband, Brian Smothers, was found in Kentucky and taken in for questioning, they said. 

He was charged with abuse of a corpse and is held at the Grant County Jail. 

According to court documents, police said Brian Smothers, 39, dragged his wife's naked body to the Dumpster. 

A mother and her 9-year-old daughter found Lee Ann Smother's body. It had visible facial injuries, documents state. 

"We do not know if this is a homicide. We do not know the circumstances of her death at this point," said Sharonville Police Officer Cheryl Price.

"We're going to have to wait until we hear back from the coroner's office."

Police said this appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to safety in the area.

Her cause of death has not been released. 

If you have any information, you're asked to contact police at 513-563-1147.

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