DA: Easthampton Woman Died Of ‘Violent Assault’
EASTHAMPTON (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman found dead in her Easthampton apartment over the holiday weekend, but are still not calling her death a homicide.
The district attorney’s office says 39-year-old Jessica Ann Pripstein was found dead in her apartment early Monday morning by police responding to a 911 call. And although she “apparently died from a violent assault,” prosecutors did not say exactly how she died.
An autopsy is scheduled.
A spokeswoman for the district attorney says authorities do not believe the death was a random act and there is no danger to the public.
Easthampton has not had a murder since 1999.
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