Victim found in Kettering dumpster identified as 24-year-old woman

Police investigating a body found in dumpster in Kettering

KETTERING — UPDATE @11:45 a.m. (Jan. 20):

Terrel Ross, 37, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, according to Kettering Police Officer Joe Ferrell.

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UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m. (Jan. 19):

The body found in a dumpster on Aberdeen Avenue in Kettering has been identified as a 24-year-old woman, according to the Kettering Police Department.

Sierra Woodfork, of Kettering, was a resident of the apartments at 521 Aberdeen Ave.

The investigation is now being treated as an active homicide, Kettering Police said.


A criminal investigation is underway after a body was found Saturday afternoon in a dumpster in Kettering.

Kettering Police Public Information Officer Joe Ferrell said that the body was reported in when someone saw a pair of boots in a dumpster in the 500 block of Aberdeen Avenue.

“Somebody was going through the dumpster when they saw some boots, they realized the boots were attached to legs and flagged down an officer,” he said.

Ferrell reported that the body was found wrapped in a blanket under a pile of debris.

The cause of death or any information about the body was not yet available, as officers on the scene need to sort through the contents of the dumpster in case any of it is evidence.

Ferrell said it is too early to know much about the cause of death.

“We rarely, if ever respond to this in Kettering,” he said. “This is not typical for anywhere in Kettering.”

Ferrell encouraged anyone with information to contact Kettering police at 937-296-2555.

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Posted by Kettering Police Department on Saturday, January 18, 2020