Death of Malden woman being investigated as a homicide

Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found in an apartment in Malden as a homicide.

Authorities do not believe the death was a random incident, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. 

Authorities have identified the victim as 36-year-old Colleen Russell, of Malden. 

Malden Police officers and State Police responded to a well-being check at the Cliffside Commons on Monday night around 9 p.m. 

When they arrived, they discovered the dead woman. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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