LEWISTON — Police ruled that the death of a 57-year-old woman found Wednesday morning in a parking lot off Main Street was an apparent suicide.

The woman was from the greater Lewiston area. Her body was discovered in the parking lot near one of the greenhouses at Roak the Florist.

The Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta was expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, Lewiston police Lt. David St. Pierre said.

Maine State Police were at the scene collecting evidence, but turned the case over to local detectives before 11 a.m., after homicide was deemed unlikely.

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