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Police ID woman found dead behind Belleville business

A woman was found lying in the snow behind a business in the 1800 block of West Main Street in Belleville. A woman was found lying in the snow behind a business in the 1800 block of West Main Street in Belleville. Image source: Fox 2 News

   Police in Belleville now know the identity of a woman found dead behind a business Tuesday morning.   Authorities haven't released her name, but say she was 83 years old and lived about 10 blocks from where she was found.  

   Robert Holmes, the owner of a local auto shop made the discovery about 10:30 a.m.  He called police after finding the woman's body in a snowbank behind his shop in the 1800 block of West Main Street.  

   The victim had been wearing only pajamas and blood was found on the ground in the area.  An autopsy has been performed, but police haven't released her cause of death.

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