Woman found dead at Peabody home

Crime scene tape surrounds a home in Peabody, Mass. where a woman was found dead inside. Police are considering the death a homicide.

PEABODY, Mass. (AP/WPRI) — A homicide investigation is under way in Peabody.

The Essex district attorney’s office says a 55-year-old woman was found dead at a home on Gates Road in Peabody on Tuesday.

Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the DA’s office and Peabody police are investigating.

According to our Boston affiliate, WBZ-TV, police have taken a 59-year-old man into custody.

Neighbors told the station a young girl also  lived in the home.

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