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Death of missing Weymouth woman being investigated as an apparent homicide, DA says

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Authorities are investigating the apparent homicide of a missing 56-year old Weymouth woman after she was found dead inside her home Monday.

Christine Ruth Mello, who lived at 34 Lake Street, had recently been reported missing, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

Mello underwent an autopsy at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Tuesday morning. Now, her death is being investigated as “an apparent homicide,” Morrissey said.

Officials said that an initial investigation indicated that Mello may have been dead for “a number of days.”

“The information we have at this time, including the apparent passage of time, includes no indication of any ongoing danger to the community,” Weymouth Police Chief Richard Fuller said.

There is no information regarding any suspects at this time.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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