Nova Scotia

Kentville woman's death ruled accidental

Kentville police say the sudden death of a woman in her 40s, whose body was discovered in an apartment building, was accidental.
The body of a woman in her 40s was discovered in this apartment building in Kentville. Her death as been ruled accidental. (Phonse Jessome/CBC)

Kentville police say the sudden death of a woman in her 40s, whose body was discovered in an apartment building, was accidental.

Sgt. Wilfred Andrews told CBC News that police went to the apartment at around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday after a friend of the woman called and asked them to check on her.

The friend was worried because the woman hadn't been seen for a couple of days, said Andrews.

When officers arrived at 171 Belcher St., they found the woman dead in her apartment. It's believed she lived alone.

Police said the results of an autopsy in Halifax determined the woman's death was accidental. They are not releasing any other details, including the woman's identity.

The two-storey building was cordoned off by police tape on Wednesday morning and at least two officers were at the scene.

The apartment building is just a few blocks away from the Nova Scotia Community College Kingstec Campus at 236 Belcher St.

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