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Suspicious death investigated as homicide

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered Monday evening as a homicide.

Police responded around 5:30 p.m. Monday to a residence in the 900 block of 13th Street to check the welfare of an individual and discovered the body, Parkersburg Police Capt. Scott Elliott said. Her body was taken to the state medical examiner for an autopsy.

Identification is pending, but it is believed the woman was a resident of the house where her body was discovered, Elliott said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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