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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

Police: Woman’s decomposed body found in Largo home


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The badly decomposed body of a Largo woman, whom neighbors had thought had abandoned the property due to foreclosure, was discovered Tuesday by a lawn maintenance worker.

Police say Geneva Smith Chambers, 68, had an estranged relationship with her family in the Miami area.

According to police, the worker found Chambers’ body inside the home at 1420 Alexander way around 10 a.m.

An autopsy Wednesday did not show any signs of foul play, police say.

Chambers was living in the house at the time of her death, police say, although police say the last known contact with Chambers occurred during a pawn transaction in April 2010.

Court records show foreclosure notices were initiated in October 2009, and neighbors who were interviewed say they thought Chambers had abandoned the property as a result of the foreclosure in 2010.

As a result of the foreclosure, all utilities were found to have been disconnected in June 2010 and notices on the home supported a foreclosure was in process, police say.

Neighbors, however, continuously maintained the exterior of the home even though they were unaware of her death, police say.

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