Police: No signs of foul play in Newport News woman’s death

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A woman was found dead Wednesday morning in a Newport News apartment.

The Police Department is waiting on autopsy and toxicology results but says there were no signs of foul play.

Emergency dispatchers were called to Ridley Circle around 11 a.m.

“A friend of the victim hadn’t seen her in a couple of days, got concerned and contacted maintenance,” said MPO Brandon Maynard with Newport News police.

Maynard said maintenance responded and found the woman dead. Police say the victim is 51 years old, but they have not released her name.

 

The news was difficult for Shirley Bowser, one of several onlookers watching the scene unfold.

“It hurt me because she was a good friend… a good grandmother,” Bowser said.

The victim’s body was removed from the apartment Wednesday afternoon.

Stay tuned for updates.