Woman found dead outside New Haven home

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– For the second time in less than a week, the body of a woman was found outside of a New Haven home Tuesday.

Officers were on scene investigating the death of a woman, who was discovered outside of 180 Exchange Street.

Police returned to the 100 block of Exchange Street with state police K9’s, but cops wouldn’t say whether the dogs were searching for a potential suspect, or evidence. New Haven police wouldn’t say much of anything about the dead woman, including her name, how she died, adn whether it’s being called a murder or a suspicious death.

The lack of information, coupled with the fact that it’s the second dead woman found outside in New Haven in less than a week, have fears rising among neighbors.

Related: New Haven woman found dead had been strangled

On Saturday, 48-year-old Ines Carmen Perez was found strangled outside her apartment at 285 Quinnipiac Avenue. It’s unknown if the deaths are connected at this time.Related: New Haven Police identify woman found murdered outside apartment

A neighbor said that he was clearing snow off of his porch when he noticed a body lying on the ground. The neighbor immediately called police for help.

“As it was cleaning the driveway I smelled something,” neighbor Ed Rodriguez explained. “I saw this body and I couldn’t determine if it was a female or male then I called 911 and when they came here, they determined it was a female.”

Rodriquez said he doesn’t know how long the woman had been there. Rodriguez said, “I’ve never seen this person although the way the body is I couldn’t even recognize even if I know her.”

Neighbors are now feeling uneasy after this discovery.

Rodriguez added, “It’s kind of shock. Seeing things like that here.”

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