Coroner’s office ID’s woman found shot in Dayton alley

A 39-year-old Huber Heights woman was found shot to death early Wednesday in an alley behind West Norman Avenue in Dayton, police said. 

Jasmine Wadsworth died of multiple gunshot wounds in what was ruled a homicide, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. 

Dayton police said they were dispatched to 24 W. Norman Ave. at 6:30 a.m. A police spokeswoman said homicide detectives are investigating. 

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"She's not breathing," a caller told a 911 dispatcher. "She has blood coming out of her mouth …. It look like somebody beat her up." 

Police said they received reports of shots fired in the same area around 12:30 a.m., but were unable to locate a victim or a crime scene due to darkness. 

"I just talked to her yesterday," the 911 caller said. "She was outside the store before it closed. Now she's dead. I tried to shake her, and she's not waking up." 

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Dayton police Sgt. Charles Anderson said investigators were unsure how long Wadsworth might have been there. 

Dayton police have asked anyone with relevant information to call (937) 333-COPS or Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP. 

Wadsworth was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on May 31 on a charge of misdemeanor possessing drug abuse instruments. 

Court records show Wadsworth was found guilty of possession of cocaine in 2007 but granted intervention in lieu of conviction and ordered to undergo drug addiction treatment. She also was found guilty of illegal processing of drug documents. 

Wadsworth violated her probation more than once and was ordered to spend three months in jail, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records. 

Wadsworth also had several cases in Dayton Municipal Court, including offenses of possession of marijuana, driving under suspension, possessing drug abuse instruments and obstructing official business. 


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