For Immediate Release - September 18, 2013

Death being treated as a homicide

Investigators are treating the death of a North Adams woman as a homicide.

Officers from the North Adams Police Department responded to a 911 call about 8 p.m. Tuesday.  The caller reported a death at 409 Walker Street.  When Officers arrived on the scene they found the deceased, 84 year old ELLEN DEPAOLI. 

Investigators expect an autopsy, to determine the exact cause of death, to be conducted tomorrow at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston.  

The investigation is being conducted by the North Adams Police Department, State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, Officers from the Pittsfield Police Department and Deputies from the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department, members of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force.