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Metro Homicide identifies woman's body, husband claims she was kidnapped

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The County Metro Homicide Unit identified the body of a woman found in the woods of the Keller Park neighborhood as 23-year-old Tori Hysmith. She leaves behind a husband and 4-year-old daughter.

CMHU also searched a home in the 18000 block of Crownhill Drive in connection to the death. Unit Commander, Tim Corbett, tells ABC57 News, the warrant was served at Hysmith’s home.

Hysmith’s husband, Mahdi Alhaw, tells ABC57 News that family members reported Hysmith missing three days ago. He says police told them there was nothing they could do until she was missing for 24-hours.

Alhaw also told us he believes his wife was abducted from Four Wings Best Stop, a convenience store he owns near Four Winds Casino in South Bend. He said his wife was drugged, kidnapped and killed. Alhaw would not go into further details.

ABC57 News searched police logs at the South Bend Police Department and could not find any reports indicating a missing person report was made.

CMHU would not comment about the story given by Alhaw, saying the investigation is still active.

“We’re still talking to people. It’s my job to get to the truth.” Corbett said.

An autopsy was completed earlier today. ABC57 News is still waiting to get those autopsy results. Toxicology results are expected sometime next week.

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