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Woman Found Deceased In Home, Investigation Underway

A woman was found deceased in a home early this morning (June 1) and a law enforcement agency’s violent crimes unit is investigating the death.

Shortly after 4 a.m. today the Statesville Police Department responded to a call regarding a deceased person inside a residence located in the 500 block of Hickory Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found 33-year-old Shelbie Smith of Statesville, deceased inside her home.

The Statesville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ms. Smith’s death. The Statesville Police Department, in collaboration with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, is actively investigating the incident.

The Statesville Police Department is urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward. If you have any information that could assist in the investigation, contact Statesville Police at 704-878-3516.

[News release from Statesville Police Department]