- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Maui police are investigating a woman’s suspicious death.

Police say officers found the body of 61-year-old Gail Otsuka in the bedroom of her Kahului home Friday morning.

Police responded to the home after receiving a call from a man reporting smoke coming from the home of his girlfriend’s aunt.

Police say the man had seen the smoke and entered the home, where he saw items near the stove smoldering and Otsuka lying lifeless in the bedroom.

According to police, the officers put out the blaze with fire extinguishers. They found Otsuka’s body on her bed while they were making checks in the room.

Police say the woman had suspicious injuries. An autopsy will be conducted.

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