Police are investigating the death of a 51-year-old woman after her decomposing body was found inside her Chester County apartment.
Investigators discovered the woman’s body in her apartment on the 2700 block of Madison in Chester around 9:16 a.m. Family members asked police to check on her after they did not hear from her. Police went to the apartment and detected a strong odor coming from inside.
A police source tells NBC10 that the woman was an Air Force veteran and had been suffering from several medical conditions. She was last seen alive on Saturday, according to authorities.
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Investigators took the woman’s son into custody on a probation violation stemming from a forgery arrest in Darby Township. Police say they are not sure why he did not report her death and are calling him a person of interest in the case.
Police have not released the woman’s identity.
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