SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield police are investigating the death of a woman found at the bottom of a church stairwell.
Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that the 38 year-old woman was found deceased on the stairs at the rear of the Progressive Community Chapel, located at 599 State Street.
According to Delaney, the woman, who may have been dead for some time, was discovered by another woman, who was walking down the stairs to find a place to go to the bathroom.
Delaney says the woman's name will not be released until her family members are notified. An autopsy will be done to determine a cause of death. The investigation is being treated as an "unattended death."