Woman found dead in Springfield townhome

Thursday - 6/16/2011, 6:31am EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County police say a woman has been found dead inside a Springfield, Va., townhome and officials are investigating the death as suspicious.

Police spokesman Officer Bud Walker says a friend of the woman who lived at the home on Sugar Creek Court called police and asked them to check on her. Walker says officers found the woman dead inside the home about 2 p.m. Wednesday and called homicide detectives because the circumstances looked suspicious.

Walker says the woman's body did not have any obvious signs of trauma.

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy report to determine the cause of her death.

The name of the woman, who was in her 40s, has not been released.

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