DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A call from a concerned relative led police to find a woman dead in a Dayton home.
The Coroner’s Office confirmed with 2 NEWS that the woman was found in a plastic Rubber Maid tub and removed from the basement of a home on Virginia Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
An out-of-state family member initially called 911 to request that officers do a welfare check at her grandmother’s last known address on Mapleview Avenue. She received a tip that her grandmother had died, and that her body was dumped at a nearby location.
Dayton Police officers began a “diligent” search to try and locate the grandmother, which ultimately culminated at the home on Virginia Avenue where officers spoke with the current resident.
Inside the home, officers found the hidden remains of a female believed to be the woman they were looking for.
Officers say they have no reason to believe the home’s current resident had any idea the remains were in the home.
Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the woman.
The Dayton Police Department is actively investigating the circumstances surround the woman’s death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dayton Police Department, or if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP.