Police identity Auburn woman found dead in Frances St. home

Gentile Police released a statement Thursday in the case of an Auburn resident who was found dead at 14 Frances Street in the city on Wednesday morning.The Auburn Police Department is waiting for the results of a toxicology report to determine what caused the death of a 25-year-old Jessica N. Gentile, of 4 Tuxill Square. An initial autopsy performed by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner was unable to determine the cause of death.The Frances Street address is a home listed under real property records as being owned by an Auburn Police Department records employee, Jill Malenick.After a caller reported finding Gentile unresponsive. Emergency responders unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate her at the Frances Street home and later at Auburn Community Hospital.Authorities are treating Gentile’s death as suspicious because of the woman’s age and the circumstances under which she was found. No other details have been released at this time. The investigation remains open and ongoing.Jessica Nicole Gentile graduated from Auburn High School in 2005. She attended Cayuga Community College and earned a bachelors degree from SUNY Cortland in communications.Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call:Capt. David Delfavero at 255-4705 or detective Bryant Bergenstock at 258-9880.

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