Police investigating death of 69-year-old woman found in apartment

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CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a 69-year-old woman.

Police say a relative of the woman went to her apartment on E. 156th to check on her. When there was no response, someone in the building helped the relative get inside the apartment. That’s when police say the woman was found unresponsive with burn injuries on her body. There were signs of a small fire inside the apartment.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A cause of death is not yet known.

The Cleveland Fire Department Arson Unit also responded and is assisting in the investigation.

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