Providence Police Investigate Possible Homicide

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Providence police say detectives are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman in the city's Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

Police were called to the Chalkstone Avenue home on Saturday afternoon when residents broke down the woman's bedroom door and found her body.

A Providence police spokesman says there was no evidence of substance abuse or health problems. He said she had minor injuries, but that police did not know if they were connected to her death.

Her name was not immediately released. The spokesman says the woman's boyfriend left the house about 12 hours before her body was found. Police were looking for him Sunday.

Detectives also were awaiting an autopsy and a toxicology report by the state medical examiner's office.

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