True Crime: Phoenix homicide becoming a cold case

Police are still looking for answers after a woman was found dead in downtown Phoenix.

PHOENIX - Phoenix police need your help to find whoever killed a woman near downtown earlier this year.

It was a quiet afternoon near downtown Phoenix on Jan. 18, 2016.  Then police make a shocking find -- a dead woman.

The gruesome discovery was made outside of the Phoenix Rescue Mission near 16th Avenue and Van Buren Street. 

That woman was 32-year-old Erin Akers.

Her body was covered with a blanket and police say she did not die from natural causes. They classified her death as a homicide. 

Now, almost a year later, this case is going cold.  Police still don't know who killed Akers or why. But they're hoping you can help and get up to a thousand dollar reward.

Please contact Silent Witness if you have any information about Erin Akers. 

Copyright 2016 KPNX


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