FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after deputies found a 61-year-old woman dead inside her apartment.
Deputies responded the apartment located on the 6900 block of Rooks Court on Tuesday and found Gloria Fitzpatrick dead inside her apartment, the sheriff's office said.
A relative alerted authorities of Fitzpatrick's death, when her body was discovered after she did not show up to work, deputies said.
Authorities said Fitzpatrick's body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, were it was determined that she had significant non-visible trauma.
The initial investigation reveals no signs of forced entry into the apartment or signs of a struggle, the sheriff's office said. However, the investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information about the death, contact the lead investigator Det. Joseph McCallion at 301-600-1022.