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Brockton police investigate suspicious death

Neighbors said a teenage girl discovered her mother lying in a hallway of a Brockton home. Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death.
George Rizer for The Boston Globe
Neighbors said a teenage girl discovered her mother lying in a hallway of a Brockton home. Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death.

BROCKTON —Brockton and State Police are investigating at the scene of the suspicious death of a mother of four children that occurred today in Brockton.

Detectives were investigating in the front and rear of 124 Forest Ave., where neighbors said that the teenage daughter of the victim discovered her as she entered the home at some time this afternoon.

Bob Buckley, a spokesman for Mayor Bill Carpenter, said police were investigating a suspicious death.

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Neighbors said that the teenage girl shouted when she found her mother lying in a hallway on the first floor of the light-green, two-family home.

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Susan Maraglia, 63, said the woman moved in to the first floor of the home a few months ago with her four children, who range in age from about 5 to about 16.

Maraglia grew emotional when she said that the crime was “too close for me. It’s sad.”

Her husband, David Maraglia, 66, was equally shocked by the news.

“What’s wrong with our world,” he said.

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Police and prosecutors had no immediate comment on the case, but the Plymouth district attorney’s office is expected to release a statement at some point this evening.

Bob Buckley, a spokesman for Mayor Bill Carpenter, said police were investigating a suspicious death.

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Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp