Body of missing pregnant woman found in Philadelphia; boyfriend is ‘person of interest,’ police say

PHILADELPHIA — Authorities have found the body of a pregnant Pennsylvania woman who vanished last week, multiple news outlets are reporting.

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According to WPVI and KYW, police discovered Dianna Brice, 21, of Delaware County, dead in the southwest Philadelphia woods Monday night. Now, investigators are searching for “person of interest” Justin Smith, who was Brice’s boyfriend, the outlets reported.

Upper Darby police said Brice, who was 14 weeks pregnant and had a young child, hadn’t been seen since March 30, WPVI reported. Betty Cellini, the woman’s mother, said Brice and Smith, 23, had been arguing when he picked her up at a Lansdowne laundromat that morning, according to KYW.

Authorities later found Smith’s vehicle, a Ford Fusion, ablaze in Philadelphia, WPVI reported.

If you know where Smith is or have information about the case, call Upper Darby police at 610-734-7677.

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