Coroner identifies body found behind vacant home in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office released the identity of the body that was found behind a vacant Dayton house.

The coroner identified the body as 39-year-old Deanna Prenderast of Kettering and the cause of death is still under investigation.

Homicide detectives were at the scene of a vacant house in Dayton where the dead body was found Friday.

According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, the incident happened around 4:40 p.m. Friday when a neighbor saw the dead body behind the house on East Hudson Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they found two kitchen steak knives and a cell phone near the decomposing female’s body.

According to a police report, the person who called police said he thought he smelled a dead animal but instead discovered the body.


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