Smithfield Police investigating body found in vacant home

Published 2:35 pm Monday, October 31, 2022

The Smithfield Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body in a vacant home in the 200 block of West Street.

Officers responded Saturday, Oct. 29. According to Smithfield Police Chief Alonzo Howell, a group of citizens who had entered the home had called police upon discovering the body.

The department is awaiting a response from the medical examiner’s office on the cause of death, and has not yet made a positive identification of the body. Police are unsure how long the body had been in the house, Howell said.

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