Police: Woman found dead in shop not victim of foul play
SCHENECTADY The city woman found dead Tuesday in a Schenectady welding shop died from injuries either self-inflicted or accidental, police said this afternoon. No foul play is suspected.
The woman was found by workers at Swett & Swett Welding and Ornamental Iron just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday as they returned from lunch. The workers contacted authorities immediately.
An autopsy performed this morning could not determine whether she died as a result of suicide or an accident, police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Dearing said. Dearing declined to describe the nature of her injuries or whether they related to items in the shop.
He also declined to identify her.
The woman is not believed to have had any connection to the business, Dearing said. She is believed to have gotten in through an open door. Dearing didn’t know if the door was actually open, or just unlocked. Regardless, she did not force entry, he said.
Police remained at the business this morning. With the determination that no foul play was involved, they later turned the business back over to the owner.
The welding and iron business is at the corner of Strong and Wyllie streets and sits within sight of Brandywine Avenue, behind the Brandywine Hess gas station parking lot.