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Police ID Woman Found Dead Near Highway Ramp

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WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) – State Police have identified a woman found dead around an entrance ramp to Interstate 95 in Westport in a case that troopers are calling a “suspicious” death.

Michelle M. Cassano, 43, address unknown, was identified by State Police Saturday morning. Authorities say the woman’s family, located out of state, has been notified.

Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police spokesman, said the body was discovered Thursday shortly before midnight.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said an autopsy was done but the cause of death was pending further study.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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