ENFIELD — Police discovered a woman dead inside a house on Magnolia Drive Thursday night after a concerned neighbor called 911 saying that the woman’s husband was acting strangely.
As of Friday afternoon, police were treating the woman’s death as “suspicious.” Detectives have been questioning her husband, but he has not been arrested, Deputy Chief Gary Collins said.
The neighbor called police about 9 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Steven Kaselouskas said. Officers went to the home at 4 Magnolia Dr. to check on the man’s well-being and found the man inside his home refusing to come out.
Collins said the man was “reluctant” but the officers on scene were able to convince him to come out of the house without incident. Police then entered the home and discovered the man’s wife, dead.
The woman was not elderly and was not known to be suffering from a terminal illness, Kaselouskas said. Still, detectives will “go through medical records and check with doctors,” he said.
Collins said Friday afternoon that police were waiting on a determination from the medical examiner’s office before going forward with any charges.
The State Police Major Crimes Squad responded to help Enfield detectives gather evidence at the scene, Kaselouskas said. Both agencies were still on scene as of about 1 p.m. Friday.
The home is in a quiet neighborhood on the north end of town, near the Massachusetts line. Police kept a portion of the street in front of the house closed off for hours Friday.
Police said there was no history of domestic disturbances at the house.