Woman found shot to death in vacant lot in Winston-Salem identified

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police have identified a woman found dead in a vacant lot on Liberia Street.

At 9:29 a.m., officers came to the 400 block of Liberia Street and found a woman lying in a vacant lot unresponsive.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was identified Friday evening as 54-year-old Ollie Deneen Richardson.

Winston-Salem police believe Richardson was shot to death.

A homicide investigation is underway.

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