Niagara Gazette

Local News

July 2, 2012

Falls woman's death still undetermined

Niagara Gazette — Falls police detectives say they'll have to wait for the results of toxicology testing to determine the cause of death of a woman whose body was found in an alley Sunday morning.

Investigators have identified the woman as Faith Sadler, aka Faith Carpenter, 42, of the Falls.

Police said they were called to the 2500 block of Falls Street when a man, who lives in the neighborhood,  discovered the body laying on the ground behind a garage.  Detectives said Sadler was fully clothed and her body showed no outward signs of trauma. 

An autopsy, conducted Monday by the Erie County Medical Examiner, did not provide additional clues about the cause of Sadler's death.

"The autopsy showed no signs of trauma," Detective Lt. Mike Trane said. "There's nothing to lead to a suspicion of homicide, but it is suspicious where she was found, so we're continuing to look into that."

Trane said the toxicology tests might also explain what killed Sadler.

Police said friends and relatives of the victim confirmed she was known to use illegal drugs. Investigators also said she had some history of drug-related arrests.

Trane said police are still trying to determine why she was in the alley. Anyone with information is asked to cal Falls detectives at 286-4553.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results