Police found Dianna Brice’s physique in Southwest Philadelphia on April 5, a few mile away from the place they’d discovered boyfriend Justin Smith’s automobile deserted and burning per week earlier. She had been shot a number of occasions within the head, in line with investigators.
The 21-year-old pregnant mother had final been seen alive leaving a Lansdowne laundromat with Smith, 23, on March 30, about 7 miles away from the place her physique was discovered.
Brice’s mom reached out to Smith after she couldn’t get in contact together with her daughter, in line with FOX 29. He allegedly informed her the couple had an argument, and she or he obtained out of his automobile in Philadelphia. When she requested for assist submitting a lacking particular person report, he allegedly hung up on her.
Smith stays and enormous and is needed on costs of first-degree homicide, arson, abuse of a corpse, tampering with proof and extra. Authorities say he could also be armed and harmful.
He’s described as a Black male, 5 ft, eight inches tall and weighing between 160 and 180 kilos. Authorities say he has ties to Greensboro, North Carolina, the place he was born, and New Citadel, Delaware. Moreover, he has been seen in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood and in Atlanta, Georgia, in line with the FBI.
The bureau is providing a financial reward for data that results in an arrest within the case.
Philadelphia police have additionally arrested a 21-year-old girl named Tylydia Garnett for allegedly serving to Smith try to hide Brice’s slaying and burning the automobile.
Brice was a number of months pregnant and had a four-year-old youngster at dwelling.