Woman found dead in supposed vacant home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman found dead in supposed vacant home

(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman after unexpectedly finding her body inside a supposedly vacant home.

Late Sunday afternoon, deputies discovered her body in the 7700 block of Shadowland Drive.

The body was found after 3 p.m. when a mortgage company came on site to change the locks.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff's office, it is unclear how long the woman was inside the home. However, officials confirmed they think it was for an extended period of time.

A representative from the County Assessor Office stated the property is owned by Christina M. Rocky.

Investigators have not identified her as the person found inside.

Meanwhile, neighbors are confused and shocked. They believed the home was vacant and are finding it hard to believe someone was found dead inside.

Police stated the cause of death is currently not known.

The medical examiner was on site Sunday to take the body in for the autopsy.

Action News 5 will keep you updated on this developing story.

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