Missing Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide
CLEVELAND — The death of a young Cleveland woman found dead by her family members on Sunday has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on Tuesday.
Jazmine Trotter, 20, was last seen on Friday as she walked to pick up her paycheck, police said. Her family reported her missing the next day.
Then, on Sunday, as they retraced her steps, a horrible discovery: “They were on their way walking and looking for her at the same time,” said Carletha Malone, Trotter’s aunt. “And they happened upon her cosmetic bag in the grass.”
Moments later, family members located her body on the property of an abandoned home on East 93rd Street.
Officials are not yet releasing Trotter’s cause of death pending the investigation.
No one has been arrested.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police.
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