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UPDATE: Lafayette police investigating dead body found

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LAFAYETTE, GA (WRCB) - UPDATE: The autopsy report for Frances Middleton shows she died from natural causes. She was found Saturday evening in her apartment.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released the results Tuesday.  
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PREVIOUS UPDATE: Those close to Frances Middleton wish there was something they could do. A neighbor and maintenance worker found the 46-year-old in her apartment on Saturday.  

Thomas Jones knew Middleton well. He says, “She was definitely a larger than life person who was amazing and would give you the clothes off her back.”

Her friends and the Lafayette Chief of Police Benjamin Clift say they don't think Frances died of natural causes. Sarah Rose helped flag down investigators pointing them to her friend's body. She says her pant pockets were flipped inside out and blood covered her face and body. 

The investigation is still listed as a homicide even though LPD says they aren't ruling out other possibilities like the health issues Frances was dealing with. Autopsy results are pending from the GBI in Atlanta.  

Frances' friends and her young daughter are paying for the funeral cost and welcome anyone who wants to help chip in to contact them at this number 423-762-6921.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Lafayette Police Department responded to Langley Apartments on South Main Street Saturday evening around 7:20.

A maintenance worker at the complex went to fix 46-year-old Frances Middleton's leaking sink. When he opened the door he found her lying on the ground unresponsive in her apartment. 

Lafayette Police Chief Benjamin Clift says, the department treating the case as a homicide but it is not ruling out other possibilities because Middleton had known health issues. 

Her body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.
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