Livia Smith's brother offers $10K reward following her death - WKRN News 2

Livia Smith's brother offers $10K reward following her death

Posted: Updated: Dec 3, 2013 02:22 PM CST
Livia Smith, 32, was found dead in east Nashville on the morning of February 20. Livia Smith, 32, was found dead in east Nashville on the morning of February 20.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The brother of Livia Smith is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her death earlier this year.

Smith, a 32-year-old makeup artist, was found dead in the 2600 block of Barclay Drive in east Nashville on the morning of February 20.

She suffered a head injury and abrasions to her hands and knees.

"I wanted to do something," said Livia's brother Ian Struthers. "This has been bothering me day and night since it happened."

When she was found just after 5 a.m. she was face up, with a wound to the back of her head.  She was about a block from her home.

Smith was last seen alive three hours earlier getting into a cab outside 3 Crow Bar on Woodland Street in the Five Points area.

Witnesses reported that the cab appeared to be yellow.

Investigators found no record of a fare being picked up by Yellow Cab Company, although the company's record keeping at the time was lacking.

Yellow Cab has maintained that other taxi companies have yellow in their color scheme, or it could've looked that way in early morning light.

Police said officers and detectives located and interviewed approximately 20 cab drivers who frequent the Five Points area.  None provided any information leading to the identification of the cab driver who picked up Smith.

"I just know someone saw something, and for some reason they have not come forward,"  Struthers added.

Anyone with information on the identity of the cab driver or any other detail regarding the death of Smith is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES).

The $10,000 reward, which is being offered for the next six months, is in addition to a reward of up to $1,000 available through the Crime Stoppers program.

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