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Body of 25-year-old woman last seen in Downtown Cleveland garage found in Slavic Village

Published: May. 25, 2022 at 5:01 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner confirmed the body found in a vacant Slavic Village home on May 25 is 25-year-old Anastasia Hamilton, who was reported missing earlier this week.

Hamilton was reportedly last seen “under suspicious circumstances” at 10:15 p.m. on May 21 in the Terminal Tower parking garage.

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Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said the victim was found around 4 p.m. in the 3660 block of East 54th Street.

The cause of death is unknown, according to Ciaccia.

Ciaccia stated members of the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death.

Hamilton was a Medina resident who worked at Terminal Tower.

Cause for concern grew when she did not show up for work on Monday at K&D, which her mother, Melissa Romanello, said was highly unusual.

Romanello filed a missing persons report in Cleveland when she did not hear from her daughter, and it was unlike her to not be in contact with friends and family.

Investigators pinged her phone, and believed it was in the Steelyard Commons area of Cleveland.

“The police said, ‘well how do we know she’s not there willingly?’” Romanello told 19 News the day before her daughter’s body was found. “something is wrong, something is wrong.”

Crime Stoppers stated surveillance cameras showed Hamilton was last seen with this man, who Romanello said she did not recognize.

Anastasia Hamilton
Anastasia Hamilton(WOIO)
Anastasia Hamilton
Anastasia Hamilton(WOIO)

Return to 19 News for updates.

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