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Police: Woman, 57, found dead in Holmesburg apartment

A 57-year-old woman's husband found her dead inside their apartment in Holmesburg on Thanksgiving, police said.

Police: Woman, 57, found dead in Holmesburg apartment

This post has been updated.

A 57-year-old woman's husband found her dead inside their apartment in Holmesburg on Thanksgiving, police said.

He found the woman lying face-down on the living room floor with three knives next to her body in the apartment, inside a gated complex on Ditman Street near Rhawn, shortly after 2 p.m. Medics pronounced her dead there at 2:35 p.m.

When an investigator from the Medical Examiner's office arrived at the scene, however, it was determined that the woman did not have any stab wounds or obvious trauma, police said at the scene. It was unclear why the knives were next to her body.

Police ruled it a sudden death, pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner to make an official ruling on a cause. Investigators said she had prior health conditions that could have contributed to her death.

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