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Patsy Lewis, 61, ID'd as Guelph Gordon Street homicide victim

Guelph police have identified the woman found dead at 1541 Gordon Street S. in Guelph on September 30 as Patsy Lewis, 61.
Guelph police are investigating a sudden death on Gordon Street South in Guelph. (Melanie Ferrier/CBC News)

Police have identified the woman found dead at 1541 Gordon Street S. in Guelph last week as Patsy Lewis, 61. 

Guelph police said the delay in identifying Lewis was due to the fact that the woman's next of kin asked them to wait for compassionate reasons.

Lewis lived at the red-brick home on Gordon Street that was surrounded by police tactical and canine units on Sept. 30. 

Police say they don't have a suspect in the case, though they have deemed it a homicide and identified a person of interest. 

Police discovered the woman inadvertently when they went to the home at around 9:45 a.m. last Tuesday. They said they were looking for a male regarding an unrelated issue, but an officer spotted the victim inside the house.

Lewis's body was later sent to Hamilton for a post-mortem, and the results of the autopsy indicated her death was a homicide. 

Police arrested the man they had sought and say he can't be ruled out as a person of interest in the woman's death.