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Woman found slain in her West Seattle apartment

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Associated Press - February 15, 2009 4:55 PM ET

SEATTLE (AP) - Police say the death of a 71-year-old woman in West Seattle is a homicide.

Officer Jeffrey R. Kappel says the woman's son found her Friday, lying in a hallway of the apartment they shared.

She was dead by the time emergency aid personnel arrived.

Neighbors say the woman had lived in the Sharon Lynn Apartments for about two years and was pleasant and polite.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry.

The woman's name and cause of death have not been released.

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