Cops: Death of Woman Found in Apartment Was ‘Criminal in Nature’

The cause of death of a woman found dead in her apartment on Monday was “criminal in nature,” Suffolk police said Thursday.

She was identified as Mareasa Westcott, 47. The investigation is continuing.

There was no further information immediately available.

On Tuesday, police reported that the landlord for the apartment on Elm Street had called 911 on Monday  to ask  police to check on the welfare of a tenant who had not been seen in several days. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead in her apartment.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.

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