Police ID Stratford Woman Found Dead in Westport

Westport Police Department

Westport police are investigating the untimely death of a Stratford woman over the weekend.

Officers were called to a parking lot on Jesup Road on Sunday around 8:40 p.m. after getting a report that a car was running and it appeared that a person was lying in the backseat.

When police arrived, they said they determined that the person, later identified as 34-year-old Joanna Smith, of Stratford, was not responsive and she was pronounced dead.

She was transported to the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner's office in Farmington where authorities said the agency will determine the cause and manner of death. At this time, no foul play is suspected.

The Westport Police Department's Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate the woman's death.

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