Youngstown Police seeking information on woman’s killer

A woman found dead outside of a Youngstown church has been identified as 28-year-old Special Siera Strickland

Special Siera Strickland, Youngstown murder victim


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police have identified a woman found dead in an alleyway near a north side church, but admit they have very little to go on in the case.

The woman, 28-year-old Special Siera Strickland, was found with gunshot wounds outside of Centenary United Methodist Church on Belmont Avenue. Her body was found by a church custodian at 9 a.m. Friday.

Strickland lived on Lansdowne Boulevard on Youngstown’s east side.

Police are asking for information on the woman’s death. They do not know a motive behind the murder or have any suspects.

Strickland was convicted of a slew of drug and solicitation charges in 2013 and 2014, but police do not know if drugs played a part in the crime.

Those with information are asked to call Youngstown Police at 330-742-8929. Tips can also be called in to Crime Stoppers at 330-746-2583.