Man found dead in South Bend woods identified


By: Krystal Vivian

The man found dead in a wooded area in South Bend last week has been identified.

Zachary Smith was found near Linden Avenue and Wellington Street in South Bend on Jan. 30, the St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office told WNDU.

Smith was reported missing in December and was last seen in the 200 block of Sheridan Street on Dec. 10.

An autopsy was performed on Smith on Tuesday, Jan. 2, but a cause of death has not yet been determined.