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Authorities Searching For Information In Unsolved Homicide Of Innocent Maryland Woman

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Everyone who knew Tiona Smith describes her as "easygoing and friendly," Fox 5 News reports.

On November 5, 2005, 23-year-old Tiona left her job at McDonald's on Cranbrook Road in Cockeysville, Maryland around 10:45 pm. She caught an MTA bus and got off at a stop at the intersection of Eutaw Street and Fayette Street.

Witnesses said a small four-door car pulled up to Tiona, and one of the men called her name. After a brief conversation, Tiona, who appeared to know at least one person in the vehicle, got into the car with the men.

It was the last time anyone saw her alive.

The following day, on November 6, 2005, some children playing in their Gwynn Oak neighborhood found her body in the 6800 block of Fox Meadow Road near St. Lukes Lane. Tiona, still wearing her McDonald's uniform, had suffered trauma to her head and upper body with multiple forced sharp entry wounds.

"It get better cuz I try to feel better,” her mother, Theresa, told WMAR in 2016. “But it still there, a part of me missing, that's a part of my heart, I mean, that's my first child."

Authorities are hopeful someone will come forward with information to help solve this horrific case.

“Even if a person thinks the information will not mean anything or is not enough to help, it could be that little bit of information that helps police clear this case," The Baltimore County Police Department stated, Fox 5 News reports.

"Please, please ever who did it tell us, because if you don't tell us you will tell on the other side,” her grandmother, Louella Smith, told WMAR. “And it is not fair for you to run, you might run from the police but God know you cannot run from God."

If you have any information on the homicide of Tiona Smith, please contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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