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84-year-old woman found dead in North Adams home

September 18, 2013

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an 84-year-old North Adams woman as a homicide.

The Berkshire District Attorney’s office said Wednesday the body of Ellen DePaoli was found dead at a home in North Adams after police got a call about a body at around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

An autopsy to determine the cause of her death is expected to be performed Thursday. A spokesman for the district attorney said the investigation remained active late Wednesday.

Local police and state police assigned to the district attorney’s office are investigating. State police with search dogs were also at te Walker Street home.

Mayor Richard Alcombright told reporters at the scene there was no threat to the community.