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Mystery Surrounds 24-Year-Old Woman Found Murdered In Apartment One Day After Birthday

Rachael Anderson was an aspiring funeral director.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Authorities are investigating the death of a 24-year-old woman in Columbus, Ohio. As WKBN reported, Rachael Anderson's body was found in her apartment on Monday. She had celebrated her birthday a day before.

“We don’t know exactly what happened, what caused her death, but the homicide unit is currently investigating,” Sgt. Dean Worthington said. Authorities are currently trying to find out what happened to the Youngstown State University graduate and aspiring funeral director

At the moment, there are no motives or suspects, and the manner of death has not been revealed.

“From here, the homicide detectives will wait for the coroner’s office to determine the cause of death and, of course, they’ll continue to look for any witnesses and suspects that may be out there,” Worthington said.

Authorities got suspicious when Anderson didn't show up for work at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home. She also wasn't answering her phone.

"To know Rachael was to love Rachael. She was just a beautiful soul and she would do anything for anybody," said PJ Macali, the owner of the Warren Plaza Giant Eagle, a Warren supermarket where Anderson worked for many years. "She came to work here every day with a smile on her face and she left here every day with a smile on her face."

According to her obituary, Anderson was a 2012 graduate of Warren G. Hardening High School, where she was in National Honor Society and enjoyed playing soccer, volleyball and band.

"Rachael will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her uniqueness, hard work, loving kindness, joy and infectious laughter. She had the ability to make a lasting impression on everyone she came in contact with and she could light up a room with her smile," it shared. "Rachael had many passions throughout her life. First and foremost, her career! She had a gift of compassion! She enjoyed dancing and socializing with family and friends. She loved children! She loved her life!"

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the death to contact the homicide unit at 614-645-4730 or to leave an anonymous tip with Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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