Update: Woman found on front porch; M.E. rules out foul play - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Update: Woman found on front porch; M.E. rules out foul play

By Christie Post - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) –The Lubbock Police Department is still investigating a 36-year-old woman who was found dead on her front porch Thursday morning. Police on Friday, says that the Lubbock County Medical Examiner's office says there were no signs of foul play.

The woman has been identified as Courtney Kast and was found in the 5000 block of 38th Street. The Lubbock Police said they got the call shortly after 9 o'clock when Kast's employer, SuddenLink, said she didn't show up to work. Police responded to the scene minutes later.

"She was missed during the day, so when people began to check on her welfare that's when her body was discovered," said Captain Greg Stevens, Lubbock Police Department.

Right now it is being called a suspicious death. They're still investigating and determining what happened to see if it is weather related, accidental or possibly criminal.

"Anytime anyone of that age in this kind of situation dies without some obvious or apparent cause and it's an unintended death, we're obviously going to consider this somewhat suspicious to make sure we are being an investigation and are conducting one," said Stevens.

When police arrived on the scene they found her unresponsive and her purse was lying next to her. "And certainly when we arrived there was no one else present," said Stevens.

Homicide investigators were also called out. And police said a car was towed from the scene, they are still investigating if that was related. But police said weather could be a factor.

"It's extremely cold temperatures right now so that certainly could have played a roll. It's just way too early to tell." said Stevens.

KCBD NewsChannel 11will continue to follow this investigation and bring you details as soon as LPD releases more information.

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