March 24, 2016
Elder Woman Found Dead in Rhode Island Home
Police are investigating after an elderly woman was found dead inside her Woonsocket home.
Police are saying the death of the 78-year-old woman is considered suspicious. They have not elaborated on how she died, but say they found her Wednesday afternoon after responding for a well-being check at 191 Fairfield Avenue.
A neighbor told ABC6 News his son spotted her through a back window.
"She was in the bedroom laying down underneath the mattress. Obviously they flipped the mattress on top of her and left it like that."
That man who asked not to be identified described the inside of the home as being ransacked.
"Police officers told me when they interviewed me at work today that the whole bedroom looked like there was a big fight."
Police spent the night scouring through the home. Officers were spotted taking fingerprints and removing evidence bags.
"We've been handling this investigation as a suspicious death," said Acting Woonsocket Police Chief Michael Lemoine. "This appears to be an isolated event at this time."
Neighbors identify the woman as Connie, and say they're still trying to wrap their heads around what exactly happened.
"She was a peaceful woman she was sweet, a really sweet woman," said Joy Young. "I don't really know what's going on and I grew up on this street so I'm feeling a little emotional. It's a sad day."
“As far as I know she would not have any enemies she just kept to herself, did gardening, did her morning walk and gave dogs treats. She was a very kind person," said Tammy Deorsey.
NEW DETAILS: 78-year-old woman found dead in her Woonsocket home
Posted: Mar 23, 2016 6:09 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 24, 2016 12:20 AM EDT
By Samantha Fenlon
sfenlon (at) abc6.com