Autopsy inconclusive of woman found dead in Schenectady
Schenectady police at the scene of 847 Eastern Avenue where a woman was found dead Thursday night (Photo: NEWS10)
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Schenectady Police are investigating what they call an ‘unattended death' on Eastern Avenue in the city.
Police and emergency crews responded to 847 Eastern Avenue in Schenectady Thursday around 6 p.m. for the report of an unresponsive woman. Inside the home, police say they found a woman dead in an upstairs apartment.
The woman's identity has not been released.
An autopsy conducted Friday is inconclusive, officals say, noting there were no obvious signs of foul play on the woman's body. Officials are now waiting for toxicology results.
Neighbors say two young children were taken from the home by police after the woman was found, saying they believe she lived there alone with the children. Police have not confirmed if the children were with the body for an extended period of time or how long the body was there for.
Police confirm that Michael Briggs, a parolee taken in for questioning on Monday in the homicide of former nun, Mary Greco, also lived in this home. Briggs was arrested on parole violations not relating to Greco's death.
Police do not believe the two deaths are connected.
Neighbors say they didn't know the woman well, and that she had only lived there for about five months.
"The last time I saw her was a week ago and she was bringing the baby carrier inside," said neighbor Teresa Miller.
"I usually see her with her kids. She was quiet and kept to herself a lot," said neighbor Yashika Delaney.
Neighbors say they heard children crying constantly for the last few days, but didn't think much of it. "I could hear kids screaming, but it's not abnormal to hear kids crying. I just thought the kids were upset and crying," said Miller.
"She's just very quiet and in and out with her kids. It is a big shock to know this is happening," said Miller.
NEWS10 is told the children are in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Check back to NEWS10.com for updates.
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