Police investigating suspicious death in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The Bellingham Police Department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Sunday morning in her basement apartment.

According to police, the body -- believed to be that of the 59-year-old resident of an apartment in the 600 block of 12th Street -- was found by a coworker after the woman didn't show up for work Sunday morning.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death, which they are calling suspicious, and believe it took place sometime Saturday or Sunday.

The cause of death and the victim's identity have not been made public at this time.