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Name released for woman whose body was found days after she died, police say

A woman found dead in southwest Charlotte on Monday was identified Wednesday, but questions still surround her death.

Samechiko Jeanita Williams, 28, had been dead for several days by the time she was found in a wooded area on Ann Marie Drive, off Nations Ford Road, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Her body did not show signs of trauma, police said, but the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner has listed her cause of death as pending.

The Observer has requested Williams’ autopsy.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester