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Monday, June 10, 2013 10:17 PM

Neighbor, mother say woman was sick before body found

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Crime scene tape surrounds a multi-family dwelling in the 900 block of South Cedar Street, across the street from Ottawa University, Sunday afternoon following the discovery of the unattended death of a 29-year-old woman believed to be Michelle Morrissey, Ottawa. The scene, along with a heavy law enforcement presence, drew much attention from onlookers Sunday along the busy Cedar Street thoroughfare through the city. (Photo by Jeanny Sharp/The Ottawa Herald)

A neighbor of a 29-year-old Ottawa woman who was found dead Sunday morning in a multi-family residence on Cedar Street said she did not suspect foul play.

“She had been very ill from a virus,” Wendi Owens said. “She had been throwing up and very sick — but I didn’t think she was sick enough to pass away. I don’t think she had been to see a doctor.”

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