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Authorities are seeking answers after finding a body during a welfare check in downtown St. Paul on Friday.

Police say that at 9:36 a.m. Friday a 911 caller requested a welfare check for a woman living on the 300 block of Cedar Street. Fire medics responded to the scene, but they called police when they found the woman dead in her apartment.

The woman's name and the cause of her death will be released after an autopsy.

Police investigators ask people with information about the crime to call 651-266-5650.