Altoona police investigating body found at abandoned residence

The Altoona Police Department said in a Wednesday release that it launched an investigation into a body located at an abandoned residence.

Police said they were alerted to the scene at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on the east 400 block of Pleasant Valley Boulevard.

State police, as well as Blair County’s coroner and district attorney’s office, assisted in processing the scene.

“At this extremely early point in the investigation it would be premature to speculate anything relating to cause and manner of death, the identity or sex of the deceased or if there is any connection with this incident to any other active investigations by this department,” the release said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, according to the release.

Police will not release additional information until they have reviewed evidence and the autopsy is completed.