Woman found dead in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood

Police investigating the suspicious death after finding bruising on the woman’s body
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 11:23 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2023 at 6:59 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 36-year-old woman was found dead in the city’s Slavic Village neighborhood Sunday evening and police said foul play is suspected.

Cleveland police responded to the area of E. 68th Street and Polonia Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

A citizen called 911 after hearing a man yelling and then seeing the victim in the street.

When officers arrived, the woman was found deceased outside.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner identified her as Ashley Knierim, of Cleveland.

Police said Knierim had some bruising on her body and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will now determine a cause of death.

Police said this remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police. Tips can be left anonymously by calling 216-25-CRIME.