Deceased female found in Smithfield Community identified

Antanisha Dawson, 22

The deceased woman found in the North Smithfield community yesterday has been identified.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the victim is 22-year-old Antanisha Dawson of Birmingham.{} Authorities believe she was likely killed at a different location before having her body dumped on a neighborhood dead end street.

The cause of death is not being released at this time.

According to a release, Dawson was last seen alive by her family the day before her body was discovered by a neighbor on a walk in his Smithfield neighborhood.{} Detectives are currently following leads, interviewing family members and others to determine her final steps in the hours leading up to her death.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 325-1450 or Crimestoppers at 254-7777.