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Woman's cause of death remains undetermined

Olympia - The cause of death of a 50-year-old woman found Sunday morning in a wooded area in Olympia was undetermined pending a toxicology report, according to the Thurston County Coroner's Office.

An autopsy performed Monday found no signs of trauma. There were also no signs of brain injury or stroke, Coroner Gary Warnock said. Blood and urine testing was planned.

Screening results could take six to eight weeks.

Authorities had yet to release the woman’s name because they had not reached a relative. The woman was a transient, Warnock said.

Until a manner and cause of death are determined, the police investigation will continue, said Olympia police Sgt. Dan Smith.

Police arrived on scene at 6:48 a.m. Sunday near Plum Street and Henderson Boulevard Southeast after receiving a call about the body, according to Olympia police.

The area is a common place for transients, Smith said.

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