CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Detectives are investigating a “suspicious death” in Charlestown, according to Rhode Island State Police.

The investigation began at a home on Biscuit City Road Monday, though it’s unclear exactly what led up to the person’s death.

Police have not yet identified the decedent or provided any details regarding the investigation.

Narragansett resident Kelly Fanning told 12 News the woman is her best friend, saying they met in high school.

“I just feel terrible for her family,” Fanning said. “She didn’t deserve this and I’m just heartbroken. Forty years of friendship … gone.”

“It’s just a tough day for myself and all her friends and family to deal with this,” she continued. “She was a really good person, had a good heart, wasn’t a troublemaker.”

Police plan to release more information on Tuesday.

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