Selma Police officers find dead woman’s body in closet

Published 9:36 am Thursday, June 16, 2022

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During a welfare check at a residence on Vine Street Tuesday night, Selma Police officers discovered a dead woman’s body in the residence’s closet. 

Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said that Selma Police Officers discovered the body in the 1600 block of Vine Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

“Officers did a welfare check on the 1600 block of vine street,” Fulford said. “While speaking to a relative at the front door, detectives detected a foul odor coming  from inside the home.

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“After further investigation, they discovered a body in the closet and right now, treating it as a death investigation pending autopsy.”

Fulford said is the body is believed to be that of 41 year old Lakeecy Goodlow. He also said that the body has been sent to forensics for autopsy — to determine the exact cause of death. Fulford did not say why SPD was called to the residence, or who called them. 

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is released.