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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) – Police in South Euclid are investigating the death of an elderly woman.

The death of 91-year-old Essie Henry is confirmed to be a homicide, police told the I-Team.

Henry’s body was found in the bushes at Colony on Warrensville Center Rd. around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police had responded to a call of a welfare check.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has not released an exact cause of death.

An autopsy is underway.

Police tell FOX 8 Henry lived in the area and that there were bumps on her body but did not get into more detail.

“We have been in contact with the decedents’ family, and they are cooperating with the investigation,” South Euclid police said.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the South Euclid Police Department at (216)381-1234.