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June 17, 2024

Northampton police investigating death discovered during wellness check

Authorities say there is no threat to the community. The body was found at an apartment complex on Beacon Hill Drive.

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Northampton police say they found a body inside an apartment while conducting a wellness check Sunday afternoon. The death remains under investigation.

Police found a person dead while conducting a wellness check at a home in Northampton Township's Holland section on Sunday.

Northampton police have not released the name of the person who died, or the cause of death. In a press release, police said they are withholding additional information until the deceased person's family has been contacted. 

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"There is no danger to the community," police said, noting a joint investigation with the Bucks County District Attorney's Office is underway. 

According to 6ABC, police conducted the welfare check at an apartment complex on Beacon Hill Drive at the request of police in Washington, D.C. 

The unit belongs to an 82-year-old woman who has lived there with her son for years, the station reported. Police reportedly impounded the son's vehicle on Sunday night, and eyewitnesses told the station that investigators were searching through the trash at the apartment. 

"I asked the police officer, 'Hey is everything OK? What's going on?' He told me there's no threat to the community," neighbor Brandon Garrett told 6ABC.