PETALUMA, Calif. (KRON) — The Petaluma Police Department sent out a press release on Tuesday about a suspicious death. Police said a woman, who is believed to be dead for more than a year, was found in a home with another woman who claimed to be her daughter.
Officers responded to the 200 block of Windsor Drive at 10:52 a.m. to check on a resident who had not been seen for several weeks. There were 20-30 packages pulled up on her porch and police were told that no one would answer the door when neighbors rang.
Officers entered the home and found a dead woman in the living room. Police said she was in “the advanced stages of decomposition” and is believed to be dead for more than a year.
There was also an adult female in the home, who officers found in a bedroom. She claimed to be the dead woman’s daughter. She told officers that the woman died of natural causes in April 2021.
The purported daughter was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation and treatment due to her condition, police said. The conditions of the house she was living in prompted police to call it “uninhabitable.”
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The Petaluma Police Department Investigations Team and members of the Crime Scene Investigations Team are investigating the death. Anyone with information is asked to contact PPD’s Daniel Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 707-778-4334.