Body found in Amsterdam apartment

AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam Police are investigating the death of a city resident who was found at home on Wednesday, and are asking the public for assistance.

At approximately 4:39 p.m., police were notified of the unattended death of 47-year-old Sandra Staley at 304 E Main St., Apt. 1.

According to a release, detectives were contacted and began an initial investigation in which detectives prompted police to request the assistance in the investigation from the New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit in processing the scene. The investigation continued through the night into the Thursday afternoon and consisted of conducting various follow-ups and interviews in the surrounding area.

Trauma has been ruled out as a cause of death in the investigation at this time, however, detectives are continuing the investigation with reports from the medical examiner, still outstanding.

Anyone with any further information is encouraged to contact the Amsterdam Police Department at (518) 842-1100.

By Patricia Older