AUBURN — Law enforcement agencies have opened an investigation after a woman's body was found in the southeastern section of Fort Hill Cemetery on Monday morning.
The Auburn Police Department said the death is suspicious, but noted that there are no apparent wounds or injuries on the body.
"There are no obvious signs of foul play but the way her body was found makes it suspicious," said Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, who was at the scene.
Police said they have identified the body but won't release a name until all family members have been notified.
An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday at the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office to determine a cause of death, police said.
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Auburn police had not received any missing persons reports as of early Monday afternoon. Police said they would provide more information as it becomes available.
Police said a cemetery worker found the body around 11:20 a.m. while he was mowing the lawn. The woman was found in an area of the cemetery where there are no grave sites. It was not clear how long the body may have been there, but Auburn Police Department Capt. James Moore said it "did not appear to be recent."
The Auburn Police Department is investigating. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould was also at the scene on Monday.
The APD is requesting anyone who was in the Fort Hill Cemetery area between Saturday and Monday or witnesses who may have seen something suspicious, to call the detectives bureau, Detective Bryant Bergenstock at (315) 258-9880 or Inspector Chris White at (315) 252-5874 or (315) 253-3231. Callers can remain anonymous.
Gallery: Body found at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn
Law enforcement agencies have opened an investigation after a woman's body was found in the southeastern section of Fort Hill Cemetery Monday.