Earlier that day, a Silver Alert was issued for Cote after police had done a wellness check at her home the night before. When they did the check on a tenant, police said she didn't answer the door, so they forced their way in.
However, police checked the apartment and surrounding area, even going door-to-door. Police did not locate Cote.
The next morning with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police K9 Unit and Central District Major Crime Squad, police found Cote's body.
Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza told Eyewitness News on Wednesday that Cote's death was ruled a homicide.
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