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Police searching for 2 people connected to death of woman found dismembered, set on fire

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 17:14:54-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are looking for two people who are “persons of interest” in connection with the homicide of a 54-year-old woman whose body was found partially dismembered and set on fire earlier this year.

They have not been charged with a crime.

On Feb. 19, Cleveland firefighters responded to a brush fire near a set of train tracks by Clermont and Larchmont avenues. Police were called in after firefighters discovered that it was a burning body.

The body was later identified as 54-year-old Benette R. Smith.

Anyone who recognizes the identities of the individuals pictured above is asked to call Cleveland police.

The case remains under investigation.

Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the individuals seen in these photos. They are persons of...

Posted by Cleveland Police on Thursday, June 25, 2020

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