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Police looking for woman’s killer

The body of a middle-aged woman was found in her residence, the gray trailer to the left, at Mimosa Trailer Park off 2200 Clark Ave. before 7 p.m. Tuesday. A police official called it "an active homicide."

The body of a middle-aged woman was found in her residence, the gray trailer to the left, at Mimosa Trailer Park off 2200 Clark Ave. before 7 p.m. Tuesday. A police official called it "an active homicide."

ALBANY, Ga. — A murdered East Albany woman’s body will undergo an autopsy in Macon to determine the exact cause of death, an Albany Police Department official said Wednesday.

“The next of kin have been notified,” APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said, “so we are releasing the name. It is Judith Diane Hernandez.”

Hernandez was found dead at her residence in Main Street Estates, which police still refer to by the older name Mimosa Trailer Park. The 44-year-old woman was murdered in her 2200 Clark Avenue, Lot B-31, gray, single-wide trailer Tuesday.

According to Banks, “The victim’s body was discovered by her roommate at approximately 6:15 p.m. when he came home from work. She was discovered in her bedroom. The roommate called 911 and, shortly afterwards, uniform officers and detectives arrived on the scene.”

Without releasing the manner of death, a police incident report labeled the case a murder. At the scene Tuesday, Banks noted that there was evidence of foul play in the trailer.

Because it is an active case, police will not release details. Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said that after the body has been examined at the state crime lab, other forensic evidence examined and relatives notified, more information could be available.