Authorities are probing the death of a 90-year-old Columbus woman who medics responding to a cardiac arrest call found was stabbed in the chest Wednesday, police reported.
Paramedics were called to the Sugar Mill apartments at 6900 Schomburg Road shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and noticed the woman had "a possible stab wound to the chest," police said. They rushed her to The Medical Center, where Deputy Coroner Charles Newton pronounced her dead at 8:45 p.m.
Detectives were summoned to investigate. They photographed the scene, and the body was sent to Atlanta for an autopsy, they said.
The police report described the woman's injury as "stab wound to center of chest" caused by an "unknown sharp object."
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On Thursday investigators said a neighbor called for an ambulance after the woman's 92-year-old husband came over to report that she was ill. Police still were awaiting more information from the medical examiner, they said.