Woman found dead in Steubenville backyard identified


UPDATE- 10:24 AM 8/3/2021- The name of the body found in Steubenville has been identified.

Police say, 31-year-old, Ariel Burkey, was found near Woodlawn Rd in the backyard of a residence in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steubenville Police say Burkey was homeless living in a tent with her boyfriend.

Police say they found Burkey with a cut above the right eye and the cause of death is unknown at this time.

Burkey’s boyfriend is currently being investigated by police.

Police say the call came in around 7:15 AM and the death is under investigation

A body was found early Tuesday morning in the backyard of a residence in Steubenville, Ohio.

Reports say the body was of a 31-year-old white female.

The body was found near Woodlawn Rd.

City Manager Jim Mavromatis says the case is under investigation.

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