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Body of old homeowner found in Cleveland Heights basement by new homeowner

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Nov 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 16:13:29-05

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Cleveland Heights police officers responded to a home Tuesday after its new owner called and said there was a decomposing body in the basement.

According to authorities, it happened in the 2700 block of Noble Road just after 11:30 a.m.

The new owner told police they recently purchased the home from a sheriff's sale and were visiting it to check on the property.

The deceased was a 71-year-old woman. Authorities said no signs of trauma were found. County property records show that she is the previous owner.

Why her body wasn't discovered prior to the sheriff's sale is unknown.

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