Frankie Smith, 38, found beaten to death in vehicle in Austin

A 38-year-old woman found dead inside a vehicle Sunday in the Austin community was beaten to death.

Police found 38-year-old Frankie Smith dead inside a vehicle in the 5200 block of West Thomas Street about 10:40 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

An autopsy determined Smith, of the 1100 block of North LeClaire Avenue, died from multiple blunt-force injuries, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Nobody has been charged for the killing.

Area North detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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