HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Police on Sunday were investigating the suspicious death of a woman in a neighborhood near Fairgrounds Park.
The 911 call came in at 10:39 a.m. at 208 N. Cannon Ave., according to Washington County Emergency Services. The caller noticed an odor from the home, went in to check and found a deceased person, a 911 supervisor said.
The young age of the woman has contributed to the police treating the case as a suspicious death, said Lt. Mike King with the Hagerstown Police Department.
"The person who resides here is a younger person and that's what we're looking at right now. It would not be somebody who we would expect to die of natural causes," King said.
The "state of the scene" also contributed to the death being treated as a criminal investigation, Capt. Mark Holtzman said.
Police had not yet confirmed whether the deceased was a tenant in the duplex near East Avenue.