Deaths of Woman, 12-Year-Old Daughter Under Investigation in Shrewsbury

Police investigating the deaths of a 49-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter at a home in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, say there is not believed to be a threat to the public

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The deaths of a woman and her 12-year-old daughter, who were found Friday after police responded to a home in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, are under investigation.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. confirmed the deaths during a press conference Friday.



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Police responded to a home on Ladyslipper Drive shortly after 7:30 a.m. to find the woman, 49, who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The woman's 12-year-old daughter was found dead at the scene, authorities said.

"It was a very difficult scene," Early said.

Neither of the deceased people was publicly identified.

The woman's husband and son were home at the time, Early said. Neither are believed to be suspects, and the husband is believed to have made the 911 call.

Police said they believe the case is an isolated incident, adding that there is no threat to the public.

Neighbors were shaken by the incident.

"Oh, it's terrible," said Maurya Hunt, who lives in the neighborhood. "It's unbelievable."

"I had seen the 12-year-old daughter," said neighbor Abdullah Kazi. "They would come out and play and stuff."

"I've seen them out walking," said neighbor Nancy Griffin. "Nice family."

Autopsies will be conducted by the Office of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Massachusetts.

No further information was immediately available.

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