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Authorities identify body found on sidewalk near E. Orsmby Ave. Tuesday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the body of a woman that was found near the corner of Clay Street and E. Ormsby Avenue Tuesday morning.

The body has been identified as 42-year-old Sabrina Lynn Bell, also known as Sabrina Stigall, according to the coroner's office. Investigators say her body was found on the sidewalk that runs outside a home at that location. She was pronounced dead at 11:16 a.m. at the scene.

At first, investigators were not able to identify her, but the coroner's office says she was eventually identified through fingerprints.

An autopsy was performed on Wednesday, but the official cause of death will not be determined until toxicology reports are completed. 

"An injury was noted, but the details of the incident are still under investigation by LMPD detectives," the coroner's office states. "No further details are available at this time."

On Tuesday, neighbors say they were shook up by the discovery of the body.

"I said I went from purgatory to straight hell, because this is hell," said neighbor Belinda Cortorreal on Tuesday.

Cortorreal said she moved to Shelby Park to get away from drugs and violence but believes it found her on Tuesday.

"All this stuff going on up and down ... these streets, it is just absolutely insane and crazy."

It started as a death investigation with what police call "suspicious circumstances."

"We're waiting on the coroner to respond and at that point, we'll try to have a determination of the cause of death and  go from there," Major Chavous said on Tuesday.

Once the coroner arrived on the scene, police determined it was a homicide investigation and started going door-to-door looking for answers.

"Right now, like I said, we are following up on any leads, and we are going to be talking to the public," Chavous said.

Neighbors believe there are more answers at the home where Bell's body was found.

"I am scared to go by that house, because there's people coming out of there screaming and yelling and just all kinds of stuff going on," Cortorreal said.

Long-time neighbors like Robert Varner do want to know what's going on and what happened.

"Yes, we concerned about it," he said. "We all concerned. I am sad that it happened. You know, we really sad that it happened."

If you have any information about the case, you can call the police department's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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