ROCKHILL, S.C. -- An elderly woman was found dead in her house Friday night in Rock Hill. Police said she hadn't contacted family since Monday.

Officers found the woman around 3:30 p.m. after her family called to ask police to check on her because they had not heard from her in four days.

Detectives are treating the investigation of the woman's death as a homicide.

The woman, who police said was in her 70s, lived on South Jones Avenue in southern Rock Hill.

Rock Hill detectives and patrol officers canvassed surrounding streets Friday to see if neighbors saw anything suspicious.

Police have not released the victim's name and added that they could not release further details about the woman or the cause of her death.

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