Authorities in Tioga County have launched an investigation into the death of a woman who lived near Owego.

According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, investigators are seeking information regarding the death of 62-year-old Laurie Hawthorne.

According to a news release issued Wednesday afternoon, Hawthorne resided at 184 Campbell Hill Road in the town of Tioga. The woman's home is located in a rural area

Officials did not provide details as to when and where Hawthorne's body was discovered but they indicated their investigation is focusing between the dates of June 1 and June 19.

There was no word as to whether an autopsy has been performed.

People with information may contact the Tioga County Sheriff's Office criminal investigations division at (607) 687-1010 or by going to the sheriff's office Facebook page.

Tips may be emailed via the office's website: tiogacountysheriff.com.

Tioga County Sheriff Gary Howard, Undersheriff Richard Hallett and senior investigator Timothy Schmidt could not be reached to comment on the death investigation.

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