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Police identify body as missing woman in Enfield

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A woman's body was found in a wooded area in Enfield on Friday.   (WFSB) A woman's body was found in a wooded area in Enfield on Friday.   (WFSB)

Police have identified the woman's body found in a wooded part of Enfield.

Police said the woman is 62-year-old Enfield resident, Pamela Cote. She was located behind the homes on Windsor Court near Lafayette Park. The complex on Windsor Court is a public housing complex for the elderly and disabled. 

At this time, a cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner by Monday. Police are unsure if "foul play" is suspected.

"At this point, we haven't determined whether or not there was foul play, but we are investigating it until we are sure what the cause of death was," Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said. 

Police said a social services worker requested a wellness check on Cote on Thursday night. When they did the check on a tenant, police said she didn't answer the door, so they forced their way in.

"They checked the apartment, there was no sign of her at all," Sferrazza said. 

They searched the cemetery and homes nearby, even going door-to-door. However, no one was located on Thursday. 

Connecticut State Police K9 Unit and Central District Major Crime Squad assisted the Enfield Police Department with their investigation on Friday morning. Within 10 minutes, police said they located the body between the ages 50 to 60. 

The discovery has shaken residents in the public housing complex. 

"She just doesn't want to be alone right now," Linnea Schook, of Enfield, said. 

Schook said she may spend the night with her mother, who lives at Windsor Court, after the discovery. 

"She's kinda nervous," Schook said. "It kinda hits home, so it makes her really nervous." 

While police insisted the community was safe on Friday night, residents and their loved ones told Eyewitness News uncertainty lingers and that makes for restless nights. 

"Very nervous for her," Schook said. "She lives alone, so I'm very nervous for her."

On Thursday, a Silver Alert went out for a 62-year-old woman, who neighbors said did live at the complex on Windsor Court. Police have confirmed that Cote is the missing woman from the Silver Alert. 

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