LUDLOW, Vt. — Vermont State Police have identified the woman who died at a home in the town of Ludlow this week.

As of Friday afternoon investigators are still trying to determine what caused the death of 49-year-old Bonnie Lapointe of Windsor, according to an updated press release issued by the Vermont State Police.

The Ludlow Police Department was notified by a friend of the victim shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday that the woman had been found deceased at a home on N. Hill Cross Road. Police asked the Vermont State Police to assist in the investigation.

An autopsy was completed Friday at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington. The cause and manner of Lapointe’s death indicated by toxicology tests are pending at this time.

The investigation remains in its early stages. Preliminary investigation indicates the woman had been housesitting at the residence and was last heard from on Wednesday morning. There are no indications to suggest any threat to public safety.

Detectives with the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations, joined by members of the Crime Scene Search Team and Field Force Division, are investigating the incident in conjunction with the Ludlow Police Department.

Police continue to ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Vermont State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600.

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