LOCKPORT – No foul play is suspected in the unattended death of a 56-year-old Grand Street woman found in her home on Wednesday.
There were earlier reports that had called the case a homicide, but police say at this point no foul play is suspected.
Capt. Richard Podgers, chief of detectives, on Thursday said the woman was found not breathing Wednesday morning. Lockport Fire Department paramedics responded and the woman was pronounced deceased by the coroner.
“There were no outward signs of trauma,” Podgers said. “At this time it is being investigated as an unattended death.”He said there may have been some misinformation in the public because a police car remained at the house throughout the day and the home was held as a crime scene.
“We were following protocols. The coroner ordered an autopsy and we held the scene pending the outcome of an autopsy,” Podgers said. He said an autopsy was being performed Thursday.