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Recent college grad found dead in Phila. apartment

PHILADELPHIA - Police say the body of a 27-year-old woman who appeared to have been beaten and strangled was found dead in her West Philadelphia apartment Thursday.

Homicide Capt. James Clark said Jasmine Wright's father became worried after not being able to reach her by phone and asked an apartment attendant to check on her. The 27-year-old lived alone.

Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark told CBS Philly Wright was found "in her third floor apartment in the front bedroom, laying on the bed."

Wright, a 2015 graduate of Drexel University's School of Public Health, was described by neighbors as a quiet resident who had lived in the building for two years.

"It's hurting me to know it's right next door and to happen to that person who didn't bother a soul," neighbor Keith Hooks told the station.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry into the home but are characterizing Wright's death as suspicious.

Details regarding potential suspects weren't immediately released.

Police say the medical examiner will determine if Wright's death was a homicide.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police.

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