WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The chief medical examiner’s office is trying to determine the cause of death of a 56-year-old woman whose body was found on a beach in West Haven.

Police responded to reports of an unresponsive woman near the water shortly before 9 p.m. Monday. Paramedics determined she was dead.

Authorities later identified the woman as Francis McGowan, who had no known address. The medical examiner’s office will be performing an autopsy.

Police said there were no obvious signs of foul play. They say they found an empty liquor bottle near her body.

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