Garfield Heights police suspect foul play after finding woman dead

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A woman was found dead in her home Monday evening and Garfield Heights police suspect foul play.

She's been identified as 36-year-old Nicole S. Thorpe.

The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of Crofton Road.

When officers entered the home, they observed the woman had possibly suffered a fatal injury and called detectives in to investigate.

Investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation also responded to help gather evidence and process the crime scene.

Garfield Heights resident Anitra Kraus lives close by and says the whole thing is disturbing. She's now being extra careful as she gets around town.

"You're not safe even in your own home anymore and I mean, when I was kid, we left doors unlocked and you let your neighbors come in and out. You can't do that anymore," she said.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has not said yet exactly how the woman died but an autopsy is underway.

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