Woman found dead in car

Published 11:09 am Monday, October 24, 2011

IRONTON – Ironton police are investigating the death of an elderly woman found inside a parked vehicle Monday morning on 4th Street near the Ironton Skate Park.

The woman’s body was discovered just after 10 a.m. inside a white Buick Enclave parked on the west side of the road just before Etna Street. By 10:30 a.m. the body had been removed but officers were still on the scene interviewing witnesses.

Detective Chris Bowman said officers responded to a call about an unresponsive woman in a vehicle but could not say who had made the phone call to authorities. He said police were still working to notify the woman’s family so he could not release a name at this time. He said it is believed the woman lived in the area.

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Bowman said he could not comment on whether natural causes or foul play is suspected. “We’re still in the preliminary stages of our investigation,” he said.