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Police: Death investigation upgraded to homicide investigation after woman's body found day after Christmas

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The Waynesville Police Department is investigating after a woman's body was found in a home on the day after Christmas.

Officers said around 10: 47 a.m., they were called to a death investigation on Kerley Street. The victim, identified as 53-year-old Huellen Love Poteat, was found deceased in a bedroom of the home.

During the course of the investigation, police said suspicious circumstances were discovered. The investigation is ongoing.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday to determine Poteat's cause and manner of death.

On Thursday, police said the death investigation had been upgraded to a homicide investigation. Police said the exact cause would not be released at this time due to the needs of the investigation.

Anyone with additional information on the case is urged to contact the Waynesville Police Department at 828-456-5363.

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