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Lake Worth Police: Death Of 83-year-Old “Suspicious”

By Melissa Newton, CBS 11 News
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An 83-year-old woman was found dead in this Lake Worth house.

An 83-year-old woman was found dead in this Lake Worth house.

LAKE WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating the possible homicide of an 83-year-old woman.

The body was discovered in a house in the 4500 block of Norris Valley Drive in Lake Worth.

Police are waiting for the autopsy results before officially ruling the woman’s death a homicide. But they say something about the situation doesn’t look right.

“Our officers responded to a welfare check,” explained Lake Worth Police Chief Dave Tatsak. “[The officers] made forced entry into the residence because there was no response, and discovered that we are investigating as a suspicious death.”

The woman’s body was found inside of her home yesterday afternoon.

A concerned family member who had not heard from the woman in several days originally called out police to the house.

Although investigators are not releasing much information and will not say what is “suspicious” about the woman’s death, Monday afternoon the house was still surrounded by crime scene tape.

Neighbor Christine Williams told CBS 11 News that while she had not seen the woman lately she never suspected anything was wrong. “It kind of scares me. It really scares me, because we’ve never had anything like this in our neighborhood, always been quiet, and it kind of makes you wonder what can happen,” Williams said with concern.

Police are asking for the publics help in the investigation. “Anything that they [the public] could do to help us focus on who may have been in that residence or around the house would be extremely helpful,” said Chief Tatsak.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area should call Lake Worth police at (817) 237-1224.

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