Woman found dead in Westfield was murdered

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) – The sheriff’s office says a woman found dead at her home in Westfield was murdered.

Authorities began investigating Wednesday afternoon after the victim was found dead at her home on Titus Road. The sheriff’s office now confirms that Mary E. Whitaker was murdered.

The victim was 61-years-old. She died of a gunshot wound.

The area around the scene was closed off as deputies investigate.

The sheriff’s office says more details will be announced when they become available.

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