Body Found in Abandoned House

Wilson Police say a dead woman was found inside an abandoned house. The death is being called suspicious. The 42 year-old woman was found inside the home at 409-A Pender Street. Lawmen say structures like this one and other abandoned pieces of property in Wilson are fertile soil for crime. Investigators say illegal activity like drugs and prostitution thrive in vacant homes and buildings. Police say at this point. It appears the woman died without a struggle, so they have ruled out homicide. Lawmen are not releasing the name of the victim until the family is notified. Investigators say an autopsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of death. Wilson city officials say they have a list of 93 abandoned structures that need to be torn down, but the cost is $200,000.