UPDATE: East Macon homicide victim identified

Woman found dead in east Macon home

UPDATE:

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating the death of a woman at an East Macon home as possible homicide.

County coroner Leon Jones says it happened at 636 Bowman Street, off Emery Highway.

Lt. Randy Gonzalez of the sheriff's office says the victim was a 63-year-old woman and was found in the bedroom.

He said a neighbor reported they hadn't talked to the woman in a week and asked management to check on Puente-Napoles.

A manager at the First Neighborhood development checked on the woman Tuesday morning, and found the woman with a cut to her neck.

Gonzalez said they're investigating the death as a possible homicide.

Coroner Miley said that he waited for Crime Lab to get there before entering.

"After we entered the apartment with the crime lab," said Miley, "We discovered that this is the scene of a homicide."

According to Cass Hatcher, the director of Facilities and Housing Development, the First Neighborhood housing development is owned by River Edge Behavioral Health.

"We provide supportive services for clients who have a disability be it a mental health or substance abuse," said Hatcher.

According to River Edge's website, the 18-duplex complex provides homes for people recovering from mental illness or other disorders who were formerly homeless.

According to Lonnie Miley, they did not see signs of forced entry and they suspect that the body was there for a day or more. He also mentioned that blood found in the bedroom.

"It was quite a bit of blood on the bed," said Miley.

Anyone with information regarding Napoles' death is asked to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

"Right now, we're just trying to put together what we have here, said Miley. "We don't know -- We're trying to gather information Bibb County Sheriffs Department is trying to obtain information that may lead to a perspective suspect.

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