Police are looking for two men they believe may have been involved in the killing of a Crestview Gardens woman.

New Castle Police Chief Tom Sansone said the men were seen in the vicinity of the apartment of Kaye Leah Roche Sunday night or Monday.

Concerned neighbors found the 47-year-old Roche dead in her apartment at 1138 2A Parkwood Court around 10:30 a.m. yesterday and called the police, thinking she had committed suicide.

However, clues at the scene led police to determine Roche’s death was a homicide, Sansone said.

Police are not releasing details about how Roche died, pending an autopsy today, Sansone said.

She had no apparent gunshot or stab wounds, he said.

Lawrence County Coroner Russell S. Noga said this morning the county has had a shortage of forensic pathologists this week because Dr. Karl Williams of Ellwood City Hospital is attending a conference.

Williams also is the Allegheny County medical examiner.

Noga said Roche’s body will be taken to Allegheny County today for the autopsy, to be performed by one of the forensic pathologists there.

Deputy Coroner Rich Johnson pronounced Roche dead yesterday and assisted city police in the investigation, he said.

According to Sansone, neighbors were checking on Roche at her apartment because they had not seen her around.

Her nearest family members are a son and a sister in the Pittsburgh area, he said, and he believes she lived alone at Crestview.

One neighbor reported having seen a man in Roche’s apartment Sunday night. The other man in question was seen standing at the door of her apartment possibly Sunday or Monday, Sansone said.

Roche was last seen alive Sunday night, and police believe she had been dead for about a day when she was found.

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