Norfolk DA: Decomposing body of woman found in Brookline house

BROOKLINE, Mass. (WHDH) — The Norfolk County District Attorney confirmed that the decomposing body of a woman was found in a house in Brookline.

The DA said they were notified of an unattended death at a house on Clinton Street last month. Officials said the body of a 67-year-old woman in a “significant state of decomposition” was found in the house, which also had “significant clutter.”

The residents of the house are two sisters, who have lived there for decades and neighbors said they usually kept to themselves. It appears one of the sisters died and the other lived in the house with the body for at least a year. Police said they were notified by a relative of the sisters, who visited the house and found the body.

The surviving sister told police she would give her sister popsicles when she was sick. When she died, she said she did not know what to do.

The DA said there was no signs of foul play and an autopsy is being done to determine the exact cause of death.

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