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Woman Found Dead Near Athol Wastewater Plant Is Identified

A woman found dead Monday morning near a wastewater treatment plant in Athol, Massachusetts, has been identified.

The body of 26-year-old Kelsey Clifford of Leominster was found near the entrance to the facility on Jones Street, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

The office had previously said the death was being considered criminal in nature. Prosecutors didn't offer more details Wednesday.

Police on the scene Monday afternoon were focusing their investigation on the driveway leading up to the facility on Jones Street.

A man who did not want to be identified told NBC10 Boston Monday that he knows the woman who died.

"I only met her a couple times. She had been hanging around my girl's son. He had been hanging around his house for two weeks now, I think," the man said.

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