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Lavita Anthony

A 51 year old woman is beaten to death on a Miami, FL sidewalk

  • Last updated: December 7, 2022
  • Miami, FL
  • January 14, 2014

Overview of Lavita Anthony

Lavita Anthony was a kind, gentle 51 year old woman living unhoused in Miami in 2014.

Lavita was experiencing homelessness at the time of her murder, but she would often stay at a shelter called the Camillus House, which provided resources to the homeless and hungry, and to those struggling in poverty or with substance abuse. Lavita, who was also known as ‘Sharon’, would often travel back and forth from Miami, FL to Chicago, IL until she decided to move back to Illinois to be closer to family. Sadly, Lavita never had the chance to return home.

"She would not harm anybody.” - Anthony Anderson, Camillus House employee.

Lavita was senselessly murdered in Miami, FL in 2014.

Lavita was beaten to death early in the morning of January 14, 2014. According to witnesses, she had been involved in an argument with an unidentified male just prior to her murder. Witnesses also described the attack as extremely violent. Her body was found around 2:30 am that morning, on a sidewalk near Northwest 17th Street and 7th Avenue in Miami, FL, not far from a shelter where she had stayed previously.

Where the case stands today.

It has been nearly 8 years since Lavita was senselessly murdered in 2014 in Miami, FL. She has not been given justice, as investigators continue searching for any clues, though her case has formally been considered a “cold case”.

If you have any information regarding Lavita's murder, please contact Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip through their online tip form.


  1. Date Found:January 14, 2014
  2. Age at Incident:51
  3. Race:African-American / Black
  4. Gender:Female

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