An investigation into a woman’s strange death has been launched in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, following the discovery of her body in a home’s yard. A 911 call was placed just before 9:25 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, and East Bridgewater police arrived.
On Belmont Street close to Elm Street, there was a reported unresponsive woman outside a house. At the scene, she was declared deceased.
Yellow police tape was used to block off the area where the body was discovered, and a state-owned car belonging to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was parked there. Residents of East Bridgewater have expressed fear over this incident; Michelle Knight, a resident, has expressed concern and described the episode as worrisome, especially given the proximity to her grandchildren.
There was an obvious law enforcement response when residents saw officers from the Massachusetts State Police, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, and East Bridgewater Police Department there.
The public has been informed that there is no immediate threat to safety by the East Bridgewater Police Department and the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, who have stated that the act was not random. Investigations are still ongoing to determine the woman’s identification and the circumstances surrounding her death.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy, but the reason and manner of death won’t be known for some time. Authorities are aggressively working to give answers and protect public safety in response to the many questions and concerns this case has created in the community.