Woman's body found in pool of blood outside Melbourne business

Police investigate death as homicide

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A woman's body was found in a pool of blood outside of a downtown Melbourne business, and police are investigating her death as a homicide.

The woman, identified as Shemika Smith, 35, was found about 6:45 a.m. Friday near the south side of the Island Tile and Marble building in a commercial strip at 2400 S. Harbor City Blvd.

Several bullet casings were found near Smith's body, but police were not sure if they were connected to her death, who also had a neck wound, according to officials.  There were no immediate reports of any shots fired in the area, police said.

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