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    Woman found dead behind Roxbury building

    The body of a woman was found behind a building in Roxbury just after 6 p.m. Sunday, police said. The woman’s body was discovered in the rear of 1542 Columbus Ave., said Boston Police Officer James Kenneally. Boston police have begun an investigation into the cause and manner of the woman’s death, but Kenneally said a preliminary investigation showed nothing suspicious. Further information was not immediately available Sunday night.

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