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.