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Posted on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 : 4:08 p.m.

Ypsilanti police continue to investigate woman's death

By Kyle Feldscher

Ypsilanti police continue to investigate the death of a 52-year-old woman found in her home with a stovetop burner still running Wednesday morning.

When reached Thursday, Sgt. Kent Overton said the case was still under investigation and there were no new updates to provide. Ypsilanti fire officials said police took over the investigation of the incident after the woman was discovered face down in her bed just before noon Wednesday at her home in the 700 block of North Prospect Street.

The woman’s brother reported coming into the home to find the stovetop burner running. It had burned several small objects, including a cutting board, but did not ignite into a large fire. The home smelled of smoke when firefighters entered.

They found the woman dead in her bed and immediately called police to the home. Police investigators are now actively investigating the woman’s death and have not determined if there is a criminal aspect to it.

Fire officials said a carbon monoxide detector was found in the home but was unplugged.

Police have not released woman's identity.

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Thu, Oct 11, 2012 : 10:11 p.m.

So sorry for the family to have to have found her that way. Possibly a previous medical condition led to her needing to lie down until an episode passed.