Police identify body found in Kettering dumpster

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KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Kettering Police have identified a body that was found in a dumpster on Saturday.

Police identified the victim as 24-year-old Sierra Woodfork. According to police, this is now being treated as an active homicide investigation.

According to Officer Joe Ferrell, a Kettering police spokesperson, officers were called to the 500 block of Aberdeen Avenue around 12:50 p.m. Saturday.

“Somebody was going through the dumpster and saw some boots, realized the boots were attached to legs,” Ferrell said. “They flagged down an officer.”

The body was found wrapped in a blanket or sleeping bag, Ferrell said.

Police were on scene for several hours as they searched the area.

“We’re just very painstakingly taking out all the items that are around it, looking for evidence,” Ferrell explained.

It’s unclear how Woodfork died or how long her body may have been in the dumpster, Officer Ferrell said.

Police are looking to see if any surveillance video may give clues as to what happened, Ferrell added.

Officials are waiting on an autopsy to provide further information.

“The police officer coming by saying there was a body found not that far from us here, surprising to say the least,” said Nolan Derr, who lives nearby.

Derr told 2 NEWS he has never seen any suspicious activity in the neighborhood.

“Normally very quiet, very calm, no issues with crime or anything like that out of the ordinary for us here,” Derr said.

No arrests have been made, and no suspects have been identified, Officer Ferrell said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kettering Police Department at 937-296-2555.

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