Coroner seeks help identifying woman’s body found by children playing in North Avondale

Coroner's office hopeful to identify body

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County coroner is asking the public to come forward with any information about a woman’s body that was discovered by a group of children while playing outside a North Avondale apartment complex in May.

Authorities said she was found in a shallow grave on May 31, 2018 in the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue. After five months, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco is still unable to identify her.

“Any help you can provide in helping to identify this person would be greatly appreciated not only by this office but also by the deceased’s family and friends,” Dr. Sammarco said.

During a news conference on Wednesday, Dr. Lakshmi said they have exhausted all their options on trying to figure out who this woman is.

She is believed to be a middle aged white woman.

Lakshmi said she was partially decomposed and her body was found in a mulch bed.

Investigators said the body was partially wrapped in some type of cloth. She also had a flower that was laid on her chest.

This was located on her T-shirt in the upper left chest area.
This was located on her T-shirt in the upper left chest area. (Source: Schupp, Kim)

No foul play is suspected at this time.

“Upon autopsy the forensic pathologist did not feel there was any foul play. So we don’t anticipate that this is a homicide. Someone took the time and trouble to try and bury her," Dr. Sammarco said.

If you have any information about this case you can call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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