Cleveland Police search for persons of interest in Collinwood murder, dismemberment case (photo)

Daughter asks for anyone with information to speak up

Cleveland Police search for persons of interest in Collinwood murder, dismemberment case (photo)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police homicide detectives are looking for two persons of interest, who may have information about the murder of Benette Smith, 54, who was partially dismembered and set on fire on Feb. 19.

Her body was found beside a set of train tracks near the intersection of Larchmont and Clermont roads.

The area is filled with brush and is mostly secluded from the residential area of the neighborhood.

Her body was found after a brush fire broke out in the area.

Smith’s youngest daughter, Kimberly Jackson tells 19 News, “Her family needs answers. So if you know something, say something. If you can identify the people in the video please let authorities know because it will give me some comfort. I’ve been racking my brain who, when and why would someone do this to her? My mother was a very vibrant soul.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact investigators at 216-623-5464.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

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