MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have released the identity of a body found in a black trash bag behind a shopping center in Cordova.
According to MPD, the victim -- whose body was located by a landscaping crew working behind the Countrywood Shopping Center around 10 a.m. Tuesday -- was identified as Amanda Smith, 22.
Investigators are still working to figure out the cause of death.
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Smith's body was found inside a black trash bag near the grassy wooded area behind Dick’s Sporting Goods on Germantown Parkway.
MPD told FOX13 that the body was in such a state of decomposition, the medical examiner couldn't initially tell if it was a man or a woman, race, or age.
Even after identifying the victim, MPD said they don't know how long Smith was reported missing because no missing person report was filed.
An employee at the shopping center told FOX13 neither Dick’s nor Kohl’s have security cameras at the back of the store, so they were not able to provide surveillance video to police.
The details surrounding the victim’s death are still unclear.
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