Metro police have reached an impasse in their investigation of Livia Rose Smith’s death after apparently taking a cab from the Five Points area two weeks ago.
Police are now turning to Crime Stoppers with the hope of identifying the cab driver who picked Smith outside of 3 Crow Bar on Woodland Street in East Nashville and therefore would have been one of the last persons to see the 32-year-old woman alive.
Witnesses have told police that what appeared to be a yellow cab picked Smith up in the 1:40 to 1:45 a.m. timeframe on Wednesday, Feb. 20, outside of the bar. She was found about three and a half hours later lying dead in the 2600 block of Barclay Drive, near her home.
Smith was found with a head injury and abrasions to her knees and hands that police believe could indicate she exited a moving vehicle.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, investigators have visited Nashville’s Yellow Cab Company — as well as about 20 cab drivers who work the Five Points area — but have found no record of a fare matching the time or location of Smith’s. Police did, however, categorize the cab company’s record keeping as “lacking.”
Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or text the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers can also be found online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.
Those who contact Crime Stoppers with a tip or information by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.