Fairfield police await autopsy report in canal case

By From page A3 | May 23, 2014

Delicia Wilkerson-Smith

FAIRFIELD — Police still do not know the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death after her body was found last month in a Fairfield canal.

Delicia Wilkerson-Smith, 41, of Fairfield, was found by a passerby April 10 in the Putah South Canal near the 3200 block of North Texas Street.

Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were both working on the case, since the canal is on federal property.

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of death or how the woman’s body ended up in the canal. Fairfield Police Lt. Steve Crane said the department is waiting on an autopsy report from the county coroner’s office.

Anyone with information about the woman’s death is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.
Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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  • RalphMay 23, 2014 - 12:48 am

    Could have been dumped there by the killer. Must be painful for the victims family's. Innocent don't kill each other.

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  • 2realMay 23, 2014 - 6:08 am

    Good luck trying to dump a body over a ten foot chain link fence with barbed wire atop.

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  • BBMay 23, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Did you not have nothing better else to write in the paper. Other than to let us know the police are still waiting around for the report! How about writing about what the police are doing to solve any of these murders in Fairfield!!!!!!!!!

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