A recently delivered mother who went missing in Alabama was found dead. Tiffany Smitherman Osborne, 30, went missing shortly after giving birth to her baby. The woman was last seen at her home in Midfield on February 17. Bessemer police sergeant Christian Clemens confirmed to PEOPLE that the young mother's body was found in Bessemer at the end of a road that is frequently used to illegally dump trash. His body was wrapped in cloth and hidden under an old mattress. His death is being investigated as a homicide, Clemens said.
Osborne was reported missing by her boyfriend two days after she said she went out to a store and never returned home. The sergeant did not confirm whether the victim's boyfriend is being investigated as a suspect in the crime, but stated: "He is someone we have to investigate closely. He was the person who had the most contact with her, and who had the last contact with she".
Osborne's mother told NBC's Dateline show that her daughter and boyfriend have a three-month-old baby who was at home with her father when she went missing, and assured that her daughter would never abandon her children voluntarily. Osborne's mother is now in charge of her three-month-old baby and her two older children, ages 7 and 12. The grandmother admitted that the discovery of her daughter's body was "devastating" for the family.
If anyone has information about this case, please call the Bessemer Police Department at 205-428-3541 or the Midfield Police Department at 205-923-7575.