Authorities have identified a woman found dead at the Office Motel in Springfield Township around midnight Sunday morning.
The woman was Brittany Lynn Watson, 23, whose last known address was on Clifton Boulevard in Cleveland, Springfield police Sgt. Eric East said in a statement released Monday afternoon.
Watson’s age, healthy appearance, along with no obvious evidence of drug abuse “beckons a closer look into this death,” East said in the statement.
The cause of death has not been determined, he said. An autopsy — originally set for Monday — has been scheduled for Tuesday.
On Sunday, Springfield police said in a news release they were “treating the case as a death under suspicious circumstances.”
Police arrived at the motel at 1922 Massillon Road (between Krumroy and Killian roads) around midnight Sunday morning.
Police said they found Watson in one of the motel cabins.
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Police in Johnson City have released the name of the 11-year-old child who died what police are deeming “a suspicious death.”
Police say the child died at a residence Saturday in Johnson City.
The exact cause of death has not yet been determined, according to police.
Officials identified the child on Thursday as Jerome Smith, of Burbank Avenue.
The Johnson City School District released a statement Monday afternoon, saying that it was “saddened to learn of the death of one of their 5th grade students over the weekend. Counselors and other supports were immediately put into place today and will remain throughout the week to be available to our students and staff.”
The case remains under investigation.
Read more at: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/binghamton/news/2019/02/07/police-identify-11-year-old-in-johnson-city-suspicious-death
PORT TOWNSEND — Authorities have some leads in the investigation of a body found in a tree at Fort Worden State Park, said James Kennedy, prosecuting attorney/coroner.
But his office is also seeking information from the public as it attempts to identify the man whose body was found this week after having been in the tree for months.
Kennedy said a hammock-like structure was spotted high in a tree by a child and her mother in an area of the park near Memory’s Vault on Monday afternoon.
They notified park officials who called the Port Townsend Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Jefferson Search and Rescue and East Jefferson Fire Rescue assisted.
“A sling or hammock, like the ones used as a shelter in rock climbing, was located about 50 feet up in a tree,” Kennedy said.
“To gain access, the top of the tree had to be removed. The man, who appears
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