Woman found dead in Garfield Heights home investigated as homicide

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio-- The Garfield Heights Police Department and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation spent much of Tuesday morning at a house on Orme Road.

Lavora Woodley (Family photo)

Officers were called to the house at about 10:30 p.m. Monday to investigate a missing person. Family members found the victim dead inside, Garfield Heights police said.

Sources told the FOX 8 I-Team a woman's body was at the bottom of the stairs.

While officials have not released the victim's name, the family identified her as Lavora Allen Woodley.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.