Woman found beaten to death near Philadelphia

    Authorities say a woman was found beaten to death in a home near Philadelphia.

    The Chester County district attorney’s office said a relative found the body of 62-year-old Denise Barger in the Tredyffrin Township home on Friday morning.

    District Attorney Thomas Hogan said the victim, a recent widow, died of blunt force trauma, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

    Township police and county detectives are investigating, and Hogan is asking anyone with information about the case to call detectives.

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