Woman found dead in Blytheville

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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — A woman's body was found by utility workers on Wednesday morning.

Bianca Rainer, 29, was a mother of two who was working two jobs, her grandmother said.

Police Chief Ross Thompson said her body was found on West Cherry in Blytheville.  The chief said a decision is pending on whether Rainer's death is suspicious.

Witnesses say her body was discovered behind an abandoned home, overgrown with weeds.

"The man come to read the gas meter and he found the body there and he called the police," said William Pate, who owns the fish market across the street.

Andre Dixon Walks in the area.

"That's really shocking. Way, way young. I hate for her to be like that," he said.

Rainer's grandmother is understandably shaken by the news did not want to speak on camera. She described the young mother as a giving woman, sweet, who didn't bother anyone.

She said Rainer grew up in Blytheville, worked two jobs and had two little girls.

Pate says the home where Rainer’s body was discovered has been abandoned for about a year and there have been problems.

"They've been squatting there, police here about two weeks ago ran a bunch of them out of the back door."

Rainer's family hoping police get answers soon.

If anyone has information call the Blytheville Police Department or the Blytheville Crime Stoppers at 844-910-STOP

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