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Elderly woman’s body found on side of Dover, N.H., road

Police in Dover, N.H., are investigating after the body of an elderly woman was found on the side of a road Sunday morning, police said.

It does not appear that the woman was hit by a car, and no criminal activity is suspected. The autopsy will be done this week, Dover police said in a statement Sunday.

The woman was found lying on the side of Spur Road in the area of New Bellamy Lane around 5:25 a.m. She was taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Police are asking that anyone with information on the woman’s death call the police department at 603-742-4646.


Andres Picon can be reached at andres.picon@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andpicon.