Homicide not yet determined in “potentially suspicious” South Bend death

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A woman whose body was found in an apartment in South Bend Friday did not have any physical trauma prior to her death.

That’s what the St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office is saying about 44-year-old Rose Vines. South Bend Police were sent to an apartment complex in the 900 block of Indiana Avenue after receiving a 911 call regarding an unresponsive adult female.

The apartment complex is home to formerly homeless individuals suffering from addiction or mental health disorders, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

An autopsy performed on Vines found no physical trauma and the coroner’s office isn’t ruling her death as a homicide at this point. The cause and manner of her death await further microscopic and toxicological testing.


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